from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A short nail with a thick head used to protect the soles of shoes or boots.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A short nail with a thick head, typically used in boot soles.
- v. To fit with hobnails.
- v. To tread down roughly, as with hobnailed shoes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A short, sharp-pointed, large-headed nail, -- used in shoeing horses and for studding the soles of heavy shoes.
- n. A clownish person; a rustic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A short thick nail with a pointed tang and a large head, used for nailing the soles of heavy boots and shoes.
- n. A clownish person: used in contempt.
- To furnish or fasten with hobnails.
- To tread roughly upon, as with heavy hobnailed shoes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. supply with hobnails
- n. a short nail with a thick head; used to protect the soles of boots
hob1, peg, projection (obsolete) + nail.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)