WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
brad /bræd/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Buildinga small, thin nail having either a small, deep head or a projection to one side of the head end.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
brad  (brad),USA pronunciation n., v.,  brad•ded, brad•ding. 
n. 
  1. Buildinga slender wire nail having either a small, deep head or a projection to one side of the head end. See illus. under  nail. 

v.t. 
  1. Buildingto fasten with brads.
  • Old Norse braddr, cognate with Old English brord spike (see braird)
  • late Middle English brad, dialect, dialectal variant of Middle English brod(d) sprout, shoot, nail 1425–75

Brad  (brad),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a male given name.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

brad /bræd/ n
  1. a small tapered nail having a small head that is either symmetrical or formed on one side only
Etymology: Old English brord point, prick; related to Old Norse broddr spike, sting, Old High German brort edge



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