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 for Horsehoe nail
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Horseshoe \Horse"shoe`\, n.
     1. A shoe for horses, consisting of a narrow plate of iron in
        form somewhat like the letter U, nailed to a horse's hoof.
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     2. Anything shaped like a horsehoe, such as a U-shaped bend
        in a river.
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     3. (Zool.) The Limulus or horsehoe crab.
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     4. pl. A game in which horseshoes or horseshoe-shaped objects
        (usually made of metal) are thrown at either of two stakes
        fixed in the ground at a distance of 30 to 40 feet apart.
        The player stands at or near one stake and throws several
        the horseshoes at the other stake. Points are scored when
        the player throws the horseshoe so that it surrounds the
        stake; fewer points are scored if the horseshoe is close
        to but not surrounding the stake. The players take turns
        and the first player to achieve the target score wins; as,
        "almost" only counts with hand grenades or in horseshoes.
     Horsehoe head (Med.), an old name for the condition of the
        skull in children, in which the sutures are too open, the
        coronal suture presenting the form of a horsehoe.
     Horsehoe magnet, an artificial magnet in the form of a
     Horsehoe nail. See Horsenail.
     Horsehoe nose (Zool.), a bat of the genus Rhinolophus,
        having a nasal fold of skin shaped like a horsehoe.
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