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See also: Hb., ḥb, and ḫb


Proper noun[edit]


  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.

Related terms[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)


HB ‎(plural HBs)

  1. (stars) Abbreviation 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.

Related terms[edit]

  • ZAHB (zero-age horizontal branch)
  • BHB (blue horizontal branch)
  • AGB (asymptotic giant branch)
  • TRGB (tip of the red giant branch)