AskDefine | Define hob

Dictionary Definition



1 (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings [syn: goblin, hobgoblin]
2 (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous [syn: elf, gremlin, pixie, pixy, brownie, imp]
3 a hard steel edge tool used to cut gears
4 a shelf beside an open fire where something can be kept warm v : cut with a hob [also: hobbing, hobbed]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A kind of cutting tool, used to cut the teeth of a gear.
  2. The flat projection or iron shelf at the side of a fire grate, where things are put to be kept warm.
  3. The top cooking surface on a cooker. It typically comprises several cooking elements (often four), also known as 'rings'.
  4. A rounded peg used as a target in several games, especially in quoits



  1. To create (a gear) by cutting with a hob.
  2. To engage in the process of cutting gears with a hob.


Extensive Definition

Hob or HOB may refer to:

Acronyms and codes

People with the given name Hob

hob in German: HOB
hob in French: HOB
hob in Italian: HOB

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1