hobnail

play
noun hob·nail \-ˌnāl\

Definition of hobnail

  1. :  a short large-headed nail for studding shoe soles

hobnailed

play \-ˌnāld\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of hobnail

2hob


First Known Use: 1592



Learn More about hobnail


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up hobnail? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to trick or confuse (someone)

Get Word of the Day daily email!