how to pronounce hob


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hob is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of hob in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… your pan on the hob and there's water in …”

meanings of hob


  1. The hub of a wheel.
  2. A countryman; a rustic or yokel.
  3. The top cooking surface on a cooker; a cooktop. It typically comprises several cooking elements (often four), also known as 'rings'.
  4. A kind of cutting tool, used to cut the teeth of a gear.
  5. The flat projection or iron shelf at the side of a fire grate, where things are put to be kept warm.
  6. A fairy; a sprite; an elf; a bogey.
  7. A male ferret.
  8. A rounded peg used as a target in several games, especially in quoits.


  1. A nickname for Robin or Robert.
  2. A patronymic surname​.
  3. A nickname for Robin Goodfellow, Puck; (later) the devil.


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

hob frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word hob occurs in english on average 1.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics hob can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that hob can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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