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Meaning of HOBNAIL

Pronunciation:  'hâb`neyl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a short nail with a thick head; used to protect the soles of boots
  2. [adj]  of heavy boots; set with or having the soles protected with hobnails; "hobnailed boots"
  3. [v]  supply with hobnails

HOBNAIL is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: hobnailed, strong
 See Also: furnish, nail, provide, render, supply



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hob"nail`\, n. [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} (Med.), a disease in which the liver is
       shrunken, hard, and covered with projections like
       hobnails; one of the forms of cirrhosis of the liver.
  2. \Hob"nail`\, v. t.
    To tread down roughly, as with hobnailed shoes.
          Your rights and charters hobnailed into slush.