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Definition of "hob" []

  • A shelf or projection at the back or side of a fireplace, used for keeping food or utensils warm. (noun)
  • A tool used for cutting the teeth of machine parts, as of a gearwheel. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A hobgoblin, sprite, or elf. (noun)
  • Mischievous behavior. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hob" in a sentence
  • "Cool …. kast on 23 Feb 2009 at 12: 10 am # are the house is for the cooks??? the twin hob is surely become the focal point in this house …"
  • "The hob is just a far too tempting place to put the iron whilst it cools."
  • "It also hardens the liver and produces a disease known as hob-nailed, or gin, liver."