Meaning of 钉

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(Trad.: 釘)
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: A metal nail ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
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    • [ jīn ] gold, metal; money
    • [ dīng ] male adult; robust, vigorous; 4th heavenly stem
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  • Pinyin: dìng
    English Definition: to join things together by fixing them in place at one or more points; to nail; to pin; to staple; to sew on
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    板上钉钉 bǎn shàng dìng dīng that clinches it; that's final; no two ways about it
    长钉 cháng dìng spike
    钉书针 dìng shū zhēn staple; also written 订书针
    钉死 dìng to nail securely; to execute by means of impalement; to crucify
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  • Pinyin: dīng
    English Definition: nail; to follow closely; to keep at sb (to do sth); variant of
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    钉子 dīng zi nail; snag; saboteur
    斩钉截铁 zhǎn dīng jié tiě lit. to chop the nail and slice the iron (idiom); fig. resolute and decisive; unhesitating; categorical
    螺丝钉 luó dīng screw
    眼中钉 yǎn zhōng dīng a thorn in one's side
    碰钉子 pèng dīng zi to meet with a rebuff
    More: 钉* | *钉 | *钉*
Example Sentences
You must remind him to take his medicine, in case he forgets.
Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.
I quickly nailed up the panel again...And to this day I have never again ventured inside our attic...And yes, on occasion, we still do hear strange noises coming from that space.
Two robbers were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.
Each time you see something you find compelling -- a photo, a piece of fabric, a type font, a word -- tack it on to the board.