a short, sharp-pointed nail, usually with a flat, broad head.
Nautical. a rope for extending the lower forward corner of a course. the lower forward corner of a course or fore-and-aft sail. the heading of a sailing vessel, when sailing close-hauled, with reference to the wind direction. a course run obliquely against the wind. one of the series of straight runs that make up the zigzag course of a ship proceeding to windward.
a course of action or conduct, especially one differing from some preceding or other course.
one of the movements of a zigzag course on land.
a stitch, especially a long stitch used in fastening seams, preparatory to a more thorough sewing.