Hov"el (?), n. [OE. hovel, hovil, prob. a dim. fr. AS. hof house; akin to D. & G. hof court, yard, Icel. hof temple; cf. Prov. E. hove to take shelter, heuf shelter, home.]


An open shed for sheltering cattle, or protecting produce, etc., from the weather.

Brande & C.


A poor cottage; a small, mean house; a hut.

3. Porcelain Manuf.

A large conical brick structure around which the firing kilns are grouped.



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Hov"el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hoveled (?) or Hovelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Hoveling or Hovelling.]

To put in a hovel; to shelter.

To hovel thee with swine, and rogues forlon. Shak.

The poor are hoveled and hustled together. Tennyson.


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