Hob

Definition of Hob

n.1.
1.The hub of a wheel. See Hub.
2.The flat projection or iron shelf at the side of a fire grate, where things are put to be kept warm.
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.
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.
1.A fairy; a sprite; an elf.
From elves, hobs, and fairies, . . .
Defend us, good Heaven !
- Beau. & FL.
2.A countryman; a rustic; a clown.
1.(Zool.) The male ferret.

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