What does the word hobnailed mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Richard Harding Davis