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brad

a small tapered nail having a small head that is either symmetrical or formed on one side only
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brad

[brad]
(design engineering)
A small finishing nail whose body either is of uniform thickness or is tapered.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

brad

brad, 1
1. A small finishing nail, usually of the same thickness throughout, with a head that is almost flush with the sides or a head that projects slightly to one side.
2. A tapering, square-bodied finishing nail with a countersunk head.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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