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hob

noun [C or] uk   /hɒb/ us    /hɑːb/
UK (US stove, stovetop) the top part or surface of a cooker on which pans can be heated: Most domestic hobs have four gas or electric rings. UK old-fashioned in the past, a metal shelf next to a fireplace where pans were heated
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