nail house

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From calque translation of Mandarin 钉子户 (dīngzihù, nail house)

Noun[edit]

nail house (plural nail houses)

  1. a private home whose owner refuses to move to clear way for new real estate developments despite offers of huge monetary sums from a private developer or expropriation attempts by the government

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