clout nail


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clout nail

[′klau̇t ‚nāl]
(design engineering)
A nail with a large, thin, flat head used in building.

clout nail

A nail having a large flat head, a round shank, and a long side point or duckbill point; used for fastening sheet metal, asphalt-prepared roofing, plasterboard, etc.
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Most roofs are already fitted with strips of felt, but if not you need to do this yourself, pinning them in place with clout nails.
Finally, attach the plasterboard to the studding with 11 4ins galvanised clout nails, at 12ins centres.