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Meaning of hub

hub

Pronunciation: (hub), [key]
— n., v., hubbed, hub•bing.
—n.
  1. the central part of a wheel, as that part into which the spokes are inserted.
  2. the central part or axle end from which blades or spokelike parts radiate on various devices, as on a fan or propeller.
  3. 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.
  4. Boston, Mass. (used as a nickname).
  5. the peg or hob used as a target in quoits and similar games.
  6. any one of the holes in an electrical panel, into which connections may be plugged.
  7. a design of hardened steel in relief, used as a punch in making a die.
  8. a stake bearing a tack used to mark a theodolite position.
  9. a die forced into a metal blank.
—v.t.
  1. to stamp (a metal blank) with a hub.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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