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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a short nail with a thick head; used to protect the soles of boots;


VERB (1)

1. supply with hobnails;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hobnail \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. [1913 Webster] 2. A clownish person; a rustic. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hobnail \Hob"nail`\, v. t. To tread down roughly, as with hobnailed shoes. [1913 Webster] Your rights and charters hobnailed into slush. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

hobnail n 1: a short nail with a thick head; used to protect the soles of boots v 1: supply with hobnails