Definitions for hobnailˈhɒbˌneɪl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a large-headed nail for protecting the soles of heavy boots and shoes.
Origin of hobnail:
a short nail with a thick head; used to protect the soles of boots
supply with hobnails
A short nail with a thick head, typically used in boot soles.
To fit with hobnails.
a machine for the hobnailing of shoes
To tread down roughly, as with hobnailed shoes.
Your rights and charters hobnailed into slush. uE000291798uE001 Tennyson.
a short, sharp-pointed, large-headed nail, -- used in shoeing houses and for studding the soles of heavy shoes
a clownish person; a rustic
to tread down roughly, as with hobnailed shoes