Part of speech: adjective

Bearing hob - nails, as heavy shoes.

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Usage examples "hobnailed":

  1. And those who did had worn their hobnailed boots, sufficient to take the spring out of any one's feet. - "The Cross-Cut", Courtney Ryley Cooper.
  2. Again Anita Richmond glanced toward the door, chuckled to herself while Fairchild watched the dimples that the merriment caused, and then- Fairchild forgot the fact that he was wearing hobnailed shoes and that his clothes were worn and old. - "The Cross-Cut", Courtney Ryley Cooper.
  3. Had they stamped into a mosque in their hobnailed boots, on account of their faulty religious training, the Salonikans might have excused them. - "With the French in France and Salonika", Richard Harding Davis.