double-headed nail

double-headed nail, scaffold nail, form nail

double-headed nail
A nail having two heads, one above the other; the upper head is driven with a hammer, and it is used to withdraw the nail; the lower head bears on the surface into which the nail is driven; used on temporary structures such as scaffolds, formwork, etc.
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