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HAND Tweet Definition of HAND Like Definition of HAND on Facebook
initialism
  1. Have a nice day.
Head Tweet Definition of Head Like Definition of Head on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An English surname.
hob Tweet Definition of hob Like Definition of hob on Facebook
noun
  1. A kind of cutting tool, used to cut the teeth of a gear.
  2. (obsolete) 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'.
verb (hobb, ing)
(
wikipedia, Gear cutting)
(
wikipedia, Hobbing machine)
  1. (transitive) To create (a gear) by cutting with a hob.
  2. (intransitive) To engage in the process of cutting gears with a hob.
hog Tweet Definition of hog Like Definition of hog on Facebook
noun
  1. Any animal belonging to the Suidae family of mammals, especially the pig, the wart hog, and the boar.
  2. A greedy person; one who refuses to share.
  3. (slang) A large motorcycle, particularly a w:Harley Davidson, Harley-Davidson.
verb (hogg, ing)
  1. (transitive) To greedily take more than one's share.
Hey! Quit hogging all the blankets.
hoist Tweet Definition of hoist Like Definition of hoist on Facebook
noun
  1. a hoisting device, such as pulley or crane.
  2. the perpendicular height of a flag, as opposed to the fly, or horizontal length, when flying from a staff.
  3. the vertical edge of a flag which is next to the staff.
  4. the height of a fore-and-aft sail, next the mast or stay.
verb
  1. (transitive) to raise; to lift; to elevate; especially, to raise or lift to a desired elevation, by means of tackle or pulley, as a sail, a flag, a heavy package or weight.
    • 1719: w:Daniel Defoe, Daniel Defoe, w:Robinson Crusoe, Robinson Crusoe
    • : ...but this last was so heavy, I could not it up to get it over the ship's side.
      1. (context, transitive, historical) to lift someone up to be flogged
      2. (intransitive) to be lifted up
housing Tweet Definition of housing Like Definition of housing on Facebook
noun (housings, -)
  1. (uncountable) The activity of enclosing something or providing a residence for someone.
  2. (uncountable) residences, Residences, collectively.
She lives in low-income .
  1. (countable) A mechanical component's container or covering.
The gears were grinding against their .
verb
  1. (present participle of, house)
We are the Wik
  • servers in Florida.
hub Tweet Definition of hub Like Definition of hub on Facebook
noun
  1. The central part, usually cylindrical, of a wheel; the nave
  2. A point where many routes meet and traffic is distributed, dispensed or diverted
Hongkong airport is one of the most important air traffic hubs in Asia.
  1. (computers) a computer networking device connecting several ethernet ports. See switch.
  2. (surveying) A stake with a nail in it, used to mark a temporary point.

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