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Variant of brod.
- A thin nail, usually small, with a slight projection at the top on one side instead of a head, or occasionally with a small domed head, similar to that of an escutcheon pin.
- (U.S. elementary school usage, particularly kindergarten and primary grades) A paper fastener, a fastening device formed of thin, soft metal, such as shim brass, with a round head and a flat, split shank, which is spread after insertion in a hole in a stack of pages, in much the same way as a cotter pin or a split rivet.
Common Germanic *braidhaz
A pre-Roman substratum word, akin to Albanian bredh
brad m. (pl. brazi)
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