[ huhb ]
/ hʌb /
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, Mass. (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.
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.
verb (used with object), hubbed, hub·bing.
Metalworking. to stamp (a metal blank) with a hub.
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Origin of hub
First recorded in 1505–15; perhaps variant of hob1
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British Dictionary definitions for hubbing
/ (hʌb) /
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
Word Origin for hub
C17: probably variant of hob 1
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