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Hob (?), n. [Prob. akin to hump. Cf. Hub. ]

1.

The hub of a wheel. See Hub. Washington.

2.

The flat projection or iron shelf at the side of a fire grate, where things are put to be kept warm. Smart.

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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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.]

From elves, hobs, and fairies, . . .
Defend us, good Heaven !
Beau. & FL.

2.

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

 

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Hob, n.

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.

 

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Hob, n. (Zoöl.)

The male ferret.

 

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