HB

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See also: hb, Hb., ḥb, ḫb, and Hb

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

HB

  1. Initialism of Hansestadt Bremen. The German city of Bremen. (Used on licence plates and informally in other contexts.)
    Let's meet in HB tomorrow.

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Adjective[edit]

HB (not comparable)

  1. hard black (describing a pencil that makes lighter marks than a grade B, but darker marks than a grade H pencil).
    • 2008, Preeta Samarasan, Evening is the Whole Day, Fourth Estate, page 15:
      Suresh [...] takes his HB pencil and ruler out of their metal tin.

Noun[edit]

HB (plural HBs)

  1. (stars) Initialism of horizontal branch.
  2. (slang, seduction community) A hot babe, someone pickup artists try to seduce. (Usually followed by a number in the 1-10 scale of physical beauty, e.g. HB10.)
  3. (health) Initialism of homebirth.
  4. (law, politics, often followed by a number) Initialism of house bill (a bill proposed in or passed by a legislative house). (Compare SB.)
    HB2
  5. (American football) Initialism of halfback.

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horizontal branch
house bill

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German[edit]

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Noun[edit]

HB

  1. (Switzerland) Initialism of Hauptbahnhof (central/main train station).
    Synonym: Hbf.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

HB

  1. Initialism of hjemmebrent (moonshine).
    • 1959, Aftenposten, page 7:
      «Mur av uvidenhet» når lensmannen vil efterforske HB. Hjemmebrenning på Auraanlegget i alle år
      "Wall of ignorance" when the sheriff wants to investigate HB. Moonshining at the Auraanlegg in all years

Derived terms[edit]

  • HB-apparat (apparatus for distilling moonshine)

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

HB

  1. Initialism of handelsbolag (general partnership).
  2. (slang) Initialism of hembränt (moonshine).
    Synonym: hb
    Har nån fixat HB?Did anyone get moonshine?

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