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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Nave  \Nave\  (n[=a]v),  n.  [AS.  nafu;  akin  to  D.  naaf,  G.  nabe, 
  OHG.  naba,  Icel.  n["o]f,  Dan.  nav,  Sw  naf,  Skr.  n[=a]bhi 
  nave  and  navel:  cf  L.  umbo  boss  of  a  shield.  [root]260.  Cf 
  {Navel}.] 
  1.  The  block  in  the  center  of  a  wheel,  from  which  the  spokes 
  radiate,  and  through  which  the  axle  passes;  --  called  also 
  {hub}  or  {hob}. 
 
  2.  The  navel.  [Obs.]  --hak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hob  \Hob\,  n. 
  A  peg,  pin,  or  mark  used  as  a  target  in  some  games,  as  an 
  iron  pin  in  quoits;  also  a  game  in  which  such  a  target  is 
  used 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hob  \Hob\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  male  ferret. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hob  \Hob\,  n.  [Prob.  akin  to  hump.  Cf  {Hub}.  ] 
  1.  The  hub  of  a  wheel.  See  {Hub}.  --Washington. 
 
  2.  The  flat  projection  or  iron  shelf  at  the  side  of  a  fire 
  grate,  where  things  are  put  to  be  kept  warm.  --Smart. 
 
  3.  (Mech.)  A  threaded  and  fluted  hardened  steel  cutter, 
  resembling  a  tap,  used  in  a  lathe  for  forming  the  teeth  of 
  screw  chasers,  worm  wheels,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hob  \Hob\,  n.  [Orig.  an  abbrev.  of  Robin,  Robert;  Robin 
  Goodfellow  a  celebrated  fairy,  or  domestic  spirit.  Cf 
  {Hobgoblin},  and  see  {Robin}.  ] 
  1.  A  fairy;  a  sprite;  an  elf.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  elves,  hobs,  and  fairies,  .  .  .  Defend  us  good 
  Heaven  !  --Beau.  &  FL 
 
  2.  A  countryman;  a  rustic;  a  clown.  [Obs.]  --Nares. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hob 
  n  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  cutting  tool  used  to  cut  gears 
  4:  a  shelf  beside  an  open  fire  where  something  can  be  kept  warm 
  v  :  cut  with  a  hob 




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