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The technique of driving a nail at an angle to join two pieces of lumber.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
toenailing, skew nailing, tusk nailing
Nailing obliquely to the surfaces being joined; alternate nails may be driven at opposite angles to provide increased holding power.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.