[nob], a heade.
or NAB CHEAT. A hat. Penthouse nab; a large hat.
to catch, to seize; “nab  the rust,” to take offence.—Ancient, fourteenth century. See nap.
To nab: To seize, or catch unawares. To nab the teaze; to be privately whipped. To nab the stoop; to stand in the pillory. To nab the rust; a jockey term for a horse that becomes restive. To nab the snow: to steal linen left out to bleach or dry.