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Definition of HOB

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Hob \Hob\, n. [Prob. akin to hump. Cf. {Hub}. ] [1913 Webster]
     1. The hub of a wheel. See {Hub}. --Washington. [1913 Webster]

     2. The flat projection or iron shelf at the side of a fire grate, where things are put to be kept warm. --Smart. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Mech.) A threaded and fluted hardened steel cutter, resembling a tap, used in a lathe for forming the teeth of screw chasers, worm wheels, etc. [1913 Webster]

     4. A peg, pin, or mark used as a target in some games, as an iron pin in quoits; also, a game in which such a target is used. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Hob \Hob\, n. [Orig. an abbrev. of Robin, Robert; Robin Goodfellow a celebrated fairy, or domestic spirit. Cf. {Hobgoblin}, and see {Robin}.]
     1. A fairy; a sprite; an elf. [Obs.]
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              From elves, hobs, and fairies, . . .
              Defend us, good Heaven !              --Beau. & FL. [1913 Webster]

     2. A countryman; a rustic; a clown. [Obs.] --Nares.

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Hob \Hob\, n. (Zool.)
     The male ferret.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Hobanob

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

nave \nave\ (n[=a]v), n. [AS. nafu; akin to D. naaf, G. nabe, OHG. naba, Icel. n["o]f, Dan. nav, Sw. naf, Skr. n[=a]bhi nave and navel: cf. L. umbo boss of a shield. [root]260. Cf. {Navel}.]
     1. The block in the center of a wheel, from which the spokes radiate, and through which the axle passes; -- called also {hub} or {hob}. [1913 Webster]

     2. The navel. [Obs.] --hak.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

59 Moby Thesaurus words for "hob":
     Ariel, Befind, Corrigan, Finnbeara, Mab, Oberon, Titania, banshee, beam-end, brownie, chimney, chimney corner, cluricaune, corbel, dwarf, elf, fairy, fairy queen, fay, fender, fire screen, fireboard, fireguard, fireplace, fireside, flue, gnome, goblin, gradin, gradino, gremlin, hearth, hearthstone, hobgoblin, hub, imp, ingle, inglenook, ingleside, kobold, ledge, leprechaun, mantel, mantelshelf, ouphe, peri, pixie, pooka, predella, puca, pwca, retable, shelf, shoulder, smokehole, sprite, superaltar, sylph, sylphid

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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