Sixteenpenny-nail meaning

sĭkstēn-pĕnē
A nail 3.5 inches (8.9 centimeters) long.
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(dated) A relatively large nail, three and one-half inches (9 centimeters) in length.
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Origin of sixteenpenny-nail

  • From its original price per hundred

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition