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.
- hob·ber, noun
How to use hob in a sentence
There was nothing for him but to close his window also, and to come back and put his feet on the hobs.The Conspirators | Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
Two great jacks of brown brandy came in, and were placed upon the table, and two silver kettles upon the hobs.The Maid of Sker | Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Hungarian nails are much to be preferred to hobs, and only a light studding of soles and heels is most effective.Glacier National Park [Montana] | United States Dept. of the Interior
Two iron pins or hobs were stuck in the ground, about eighteen yards apart.Ernest Bracebridge | William H. G. Kingston
Calvert gives a long list of hobs but does not give any idea of their disposition.The Evolution Of An English Town | Gordon Home
British Dictionary definitions for hob (1 of 2)
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
British Dictionary definitions for hob (2 of 2)
a hobgoblin or elf
a male ferret
raise hob or play hob US informal to cause mischief or disturbance
- hoblike, adjective
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