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hob

noun \ ˈhäb \

Definition of hob

1 dialectal, England : hobgoblin, elf
2 : mischief, trouble used with play and raise
  • always raising hob

Origin and Etymology of hob

Middle English hobbe, from Hobbe, nickname for Robert


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hob

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 and Etymology of hob

origin unknown

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hob

verb

Definition of hob

hobbed; hobbing
1 : to cut with a hob
2 : to furnish with hobnails

First Known Use of hob

1799

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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