- a projection or shelf at the back or side of a fireplace, used for keeping food warm.
- a rounded peg or pin used as a target in quoits and similar games.
- a game in which such a peg is used.
- Machinery. a milling cutter for gear and sprocket teeth, splines, threads, etc., having helically arranged teeth and fed across the work as the work is rotated.
- Machinery. to cut with a hob.
Origin of hob1
Examples from the Web for hobbed
I have hobbed and nobbed with my friends in most of their rat-traps, and know the geography of them.Mohawks, Volume 3 of 3
Mary Elizabeth Braddon
- British the flat top part of a cooking stove, or a separate flat surface, containing hotplates or burners
- a shelf beside an open fire, for keeping kettles, etc, hot
- a steel pattern used in forming a mould or die in cold metal
- a hard steel rotating cutting tool used in machines for cutting gears
- (tr) to cut or form with a hob
- a hobgoblin or elf
- a male ferret
- raise hob or play hob US informal to cause mischief or disturbance
Word Origin and History for hobbed
"side of fireplace," 1670s, alteration of hubbe (1510s), of unknown origin, perhaps somehow related to the first element in hobnail.
"clown, prankster," short for hobgoblin (q.v.). Hence, to play (the) hob "make mischief" (by 1834).