the central part of a wheel, as that part into which the spokes are inserted.
the central part or axle end from which blades or spokelike parts radiate on various devices, as on a fan or propeller.
a center around which other things revolve or from which they radiate; a focus of activity, authority, commerce, transportation, etc.: Chicago is a railroad hub.
the Hub, Boston, Massachusetts (used as a nickname).
the peg or hob used as a target in quoits and similar games.
any one of the holes in an electrical panel, into which connections may be plugged.
Computers. a device connecting others in a network and enabling communication among them by receiving data packets from any of the devices and broadcasting them to every device on the network irrespective of the intended destination: used primarily in small local area networks.: Compare switch (def. 6a).
Coining. a design of hardened steel in relief, used as a punch in making a die.
Surveying. a stake bearing a tack used to mark a theodolite position.
Metalworking. a die forced into a metal blank.
Metalworking. to stamp (a metal blank) with a hub.
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How to use hub in a sentence
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With a new hub in Dallas, Waymo’s heavy-duty trucks took to the Texas roads this week to start the company’s road testing of its driverless fleet, which consists of 13 Peterbilt 18-wheelers complete with cameras, lidar, and on-board computers.Waymo Just Started Testing Its Driverless Trucks in Texas | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | August 27, 2020 | Singularity Hub
What’s more, the publishers’ affiliate sales hub, GQ Recommends, is up 105% in revenue year to date over 2019.‘It’s worth testing’: GQ is moving from recommending products to selling its own | Kayleigh Barber | August 25, 2020 | Digiday
If the prediction comes to pass, a new crop of startup founders could rise from these newer hubs.
Both have helped underpin Hong Kong’s reputation as a global financial hub.U.S. sanctions mean Hong Kong’s leader is having trouble using her credit card | Claire Zillman, reporter | August 18, 2020 | Fortune
Along the river, crumbling remnants of an active trading hub are overtaken by nature.
Thousands of years ago, Meroe was a thriving hub of trade and home to some 25,000 residents.
It was in Guangzhou, a southeastern trade hub in China with the largest African community in Asia.Chinese Getting Hooked on the Middle East's Favorite Drug | Brendon Hong | October 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We wanted to create a dedicated hub where people can dive into it and get all this commentary on the news.How Funny or Die Plans to Cover ISIS, Ebola and Elections | Asawin Suebsaeng | October 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
With its industrial base eroding, Chicago is no longer a strategic hub for any key industry.Battle of the Upstarts: Houston vs. San Francisco Bay | Joel Kotkin | October 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
At last Malcolm stood in the shelter-trench of the picket and gazed at the city which was the hub of the Mutiny.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Ordinarily the use of eight blades makes it difficult to construct a hub of sufficient strength to carry them.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
This size rod was procured and bent to form a crank, the bearing end being threaded for a distance equal to the length of the hub.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
This piece of oakum is forced to the bottom of the hub, then another piece is put in.Elements of Plumbing | Samuel Dibble
A wad of oakum is taken and forced into the hub with the yarning iron.Elements of Plumbing | Samuel Dibble
British Dictionary definitions for hub
the central portion of a wheel, propeller, fan, etc, through which the axle passes
the focal point
computing a device for connecting computers in a network
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