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hub-and-spoke

[huhb-uh n-spohk]
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adjective
  1. of or designating a system of air transportation by which local flights carry passengers to one major regional airport where they can board long-distance or other local flights for their final destinations.
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Origin of hub-and-spoke

First recorded in 1980–85
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British Dictionary definitions for hub-and-spoke

hub-and-spoke

noun
  1. (modifier) denoting a method of organizing intercontinental air traffic in which one major airport is used as a feeder for local airportsSometimes shortened to: hub
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