hobnail definition

  • noun:
    • A short nail with a thick head regularly protect the bottoms of sneakers.
    • a brief nail with a thick head, typically utilized in boot soles.
    • A short, sharp-pointed, large-headed nail, -- found in shoeing ponies and studding the bottoms of heavy shoes.
    • A clownish person; a rustic.
    • a quick dense nail with a pointed tang and a sizable head, used for nailing the bottoms of heavy boots and shoes.
    • A clownish person: utilized in contempt.
    • a short nail with a thick head; used to protect the soles of shoes
  • verb:
    • To fit with hobnails.
    • To tread down around, as with hobnailed shoes.
    • offer with hobnails
  • others:
    • To furnish or fasten with hobnails.
    • To tread roughly on, as with heavy hobnailed shoes.

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