Hobnail

In footwear, a hobnail is a short nail with a thick head used to increase the durability of boot soles. Hobnailed boots (known in Scotland as `tackety boots`) are boots with hobnails (nails inserted into the soles of the boots), usually installed in a regular pattern, over the sole. They also usually have an iron horseshoe-shaped insert, called .....
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Hobnail

• (v. t.) To tread down roughly, as with hobnailed shoes. • (n.) A clownish person; a rustic. • (n.) A short, sharp-pointed, large-headed nail, -- used in shoeing houses and for studding the soles of heavy shoes.
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hobnail

1. A short, sharp-pointed, large-headed nail, used in shoeing houses and for studding the soles of heavy shoes. ... 2. A clownish person; a rustic. ... <medicine> Hobnail liver, a disease in which the liver is shrunken, hard, and covered with projections like hobnails; one of the forms of cirrhosis of the liver. ... Origin: 1st hob + nail. .....
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hobnail

noun a short nail with a thick head; used to protect the soles of boots
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Hobnail

Hob'nail` noun [ 1st hob + nail .] 1. A short, sharp-pointed, large- headed nail, -- used in shoeing houses and for studding the soles of heavy shoes. 2. A clownish person; a rustic. Milton. Hobnail liver (Medicine) , a disease in which the liver is s...
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Hobnail

Hob'nail` transitive verb To tread down roughly, as with hobnailed shoes. « Your rights and charters hobnailed into slush.» Tennyson.
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hobnail

A pattern of pin-holes left by insect attack
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hobnail

thick and strong nail for shoeing horses
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hobnail

[n] - a short nail with a thick head 2. [v] - supply with hobnails
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