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Definition of hobnail boot noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

hobnail boot

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌhɑbneɪl ˈbut//
 
(also hobnailed boot
NAmE//ˌhɑbneɪldˈbut//
 
)
[usually plural]
 
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a heavy shoe whose sole is attached to the upper part with short heavy nails
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: hobnail boot