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Fenton ruffled hobnail
A short nail with a thick head used to protect the soles of shoes or boots.
Having or decorated with a raised pattern of bumps resembling such nails.
(Clothing & Fashion)
a. a short nail with a large head for protecting the soles of heavy footwear
b. (as modifier): hobnail boots.
[C16: from hob1 (in the archaic sense: peg) + nail]
a large-headed nail for protecting the soles of heavy boots and shoes.
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|Noun||1.||hobnail - a short nail with a thick head; used to protect the soles of boots|
nail - a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
|Verb||1.||hobnail - supply with hobnails|