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Pronunciation : Hob
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Prob. akin to hump. Cf. Hub. ]
Definition : 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.)

Defn: A threaded and fluted hardened steel cutter, resembling a tap, used in a lathe for forming the teeth of screw chasers, worm wheels, etc.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Hob
Part of Speech : n
Etymology : [Orig. an abbrev. of Robin, Robert; Robin Goodfellow a celebrated fairy, or domestic spirit. Cf. Hobgoblin, and see Robin. ]
Definition : 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.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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