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6 definitions found
 for Hob
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hob \Hob\, n. [Prob. akin to hump. Cf. Hub. ]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. The hub of a wheel. See Hub. --Washington.
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     2. The flat projection or iron shelf at the side of a fire
        grate, where things are put to be kept warm. --Smart.
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     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.
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     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.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

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

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

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

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. The navel. [Obs.] --hak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hob
      n 1: (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that
           makes trouble for human beings [syn: goblin, hob,
           hobgoblin]
      2: (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous [syn: elf,
         hob, gremlin, pixie, pixy, brownie, imp]
      3: a hard steel edge tool used to cut gears
      4: a shelf beside an open fire where something can be kept warm
      v 1: cut with a hob

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  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
  
  

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