Meaning of hob


Pronunciation: (hob), [key]
— n., v., hobbed, hob•bing.
  1. a projection or shelf at the back or side of a fireplace, used for keeping food warm.
  2. a rounded peg or pin used as a target in quoits and similar games.
  3. a game in which such a peg is used.
  4. a milling cutter for gear and sprocket teeth, splines, threads, etc., having helically arranged teeth and fed across the work as the work is rotated.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to cut with a hob.


Pronunciation: (hob), [key]
— n.
  1. a hobgoblin or elf.
  2. to do mischief or harm to: The child played hob with my radio, and now it won't work at all.
  3. to cause a destructive commotion; behave disruptively: They raised such hob with their antagonistic questions that the meeting broke up.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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