What does the word hob mean?

Usage examples for hob

  1. " A pleasant place it seemed to poor little Sam as he went in, with the kettle singing merrily on the hob, and the summer sunset shining in over the tall chimney- pots, through a clean window, between two cracked pots of blooming mignonette. – Tales of the Toys, Told by Themselves by Frances Freeling Broderip
  2. A half- starved dog lay at the authoress's feet; a cat sat on one hob, and a monkey on the other; while a magpie perched on the back of its mistress's chair. – Curiosities of Impecuniosity by H. G. Somerville
  3. Well- I don't understand that anyone wants to take them off the hob.... – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan