adjective see hobnail

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  • Hobnailed — Hob nailed , a. See with hobnails, as a shoe. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hobnailed — adjective Describing something that has hobnails. The farmers hobnailed boots were used in mud and snow …   Wiktionary

  • hobnailed — adj. Hobnailed is used with these nouns: ↑boot …   Collocations dictionary

  • hobnailed — hob|nailed [ˈhɔbneıld US ˈha:b ] adj also hob|nail [ neıl] [only before noun] especially BrE old fashioned hobnailed boots have large nails fastened to the bottom to make them last longer …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hobnailed — hobnail ► NOUN 1) a short heavy headed nail used to reinforce the soles of boots. 2) a blunt projection, especially in cut or moulded glassware. DERIVATIVES hobnailed adjective. ORIGIN from HOB(Cf. ↑hob) + NAIL(Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • hobnailed — adjective marked by the wearing of heavy boots studded with hobnails hobnailed laborers • Similar to: ↑rural …   Useful english dictionary

  • hobnailed — /hob nayld /, adj. 1. furnished with hobnails. 2. rustic or loutish. [1590 1600; HOBNAIL + ED3] * * * …   Universalium

  • hobnailed — adj. studded with hobnails (about the sole of a boot)n. large headed nail used for protecting the soles of heavy boots v. put hobnails on the soles of boots …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hobnailed — /ˈhɒbneɪld/ (say hobnayld) adjective equipped with hobnails …   Australian English dictionary

  • hobnailed boot — UK [ˌhɒbneɪld ˈbuːt] US [ˌhɑbneɪld ˈbut] noun [countable] [singular hobnailed boot plural hobnailed boots] a large heavy boot whose sole (=bottom part) is fixed on with large nails …   Useful english dictionary

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