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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old Norse
Origin: broddr 'pointed object'

brad

noun
     
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brad [countable] American English
1DT a small metal object like a button with two metal sticks that are put through several pieces of paper and folded down to hold the papers together
2 a small thin wire nail with either a small head or a part that sticks out to the side instead of a head

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