Part of speech: noun

A projection; hub.

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Usage examples "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", 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", H. G. Somerville.
  3. Well- I don't understand that anyone wants to take them off the hob.... - "When Ghost Meets Ghost", William Frend De Morgan.