Meaning of 钉

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(Trad.: 釘)
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: A metal nail ; also provides the pronunciation
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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
It's time for the horse to be shod.
I have ear piercings on both sides and can wear earrings.