Sharp-nailed fingers vs Sharp-nail fingers?

1) She has sharp-nailed fingers.

2) She has sharp-nail fingers.

Which is correct? and Why?


She has sharp-nailed fingers is correct. This is because, by using the word sharp before nails in that format, you are making the entire word, sharp-nailed, an adjective for the noun fingers.
If you use sharp-nail, the word sharp becomes the adjective only for the noun nail (the hyphen has no use then). So the usage of another noun consecutively after nail, becomes incorrect.

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