hob


1hob

noun \ˈhäb\

Definition of HOB

1
dial English :  hobgoblin, elf
2
:  mischief, trouble —used with play and raise <always raising hob>

Origin of HOB

Middle English hobbe, from Hobbe, nickname for Robert
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with HOB

2hob

noun

Definition of HOB

1
:  a projection at the back or side of a fireplace on which something may be kept warm
2
:  a cutting tool used for cutting the teeth of worm wheels or gears
3
British :  cooktop

Origin of HOB

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1511

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot

3hob

verb
hobbedhob·bing

Definition of HOB

transitive verb
1
:  to cut with a hob
2
:  to furnish with hobnails

First Known Use of HOB

1799

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