Hob"nail` (?), n. 1st hob + nail.


A short, sharp-pointed, large-headed nail, -- used in shoeing horses and for studding the soles of heavy shoes.



A clownish person; a rustic.


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.


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Hob"nail`, v. t.

To tread down roughly, as with hobnailed shoes.


Your rights and charters hobnailed into slush. Tennyson.


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