[ US /ˈdɔɹˌneɪɫ/ ]
[ UK /dˈɔːne‍ɪl/ ]
  1. a nail with a large head; formerly used to decorate doors
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How To Use doornail In A Sentence

  • He simply walked on by, cutting me as dead as a doornail, and shot into his house.
  • Anthony Cronin's telling portrait of the time, Dead as Doornails, portrays the boozy pub-centred milieu as a place where the attitude and drinking seemed nihilistic and alcoholism and underachievement were rife.
  • Even if you bid me good riddance and send me packing; if you wish I was dead as a doornail; if you think I am an eyesore, a laughing stock, the devil incarnate, a stony-hearted villain, bloody-minded, or a blinking idiot, Then -- by jove! Ken Adelman: Bard Blog: Strange WordFellows -- Sarah Palin & William Shakespeare
  • I'm afraid he's ever-so-slightly---" "Dead as a doornail ," finished Mr. Vandemar. NEVERWHERE
  • One day Tod took from the trash a framed certificate and went and hung it on the toilet doornail.
  • Be careful with that bottle. It's cyanide. One swallow and you'be dead as a doornail.
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