Webster 1913 Edition
hob + nail.]
A short, sharp-pointed, large-headed nail, – used in shoeing houses and for studding the soles of heavy shoes.
A clownish person; a rustic.
a disease in which the liver is shrunken, hard, and covered with projections like hobnails; one of the forms of cirrhosis of the liver.
To tread down roughly, as with hobnailed shoes.
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Webster 1828 Edition
1.A clownish person; in contempt.