Definitions for: Hub


[n] the central part of a car wheel (or fan or propeller etc) through which the shaft or axle passes
[n] the center of a city



Webster (1913) Definition: Hub, n. [See 1st Hob.]
1. The central part, usually cylindrical, of a wheel; the
nave. See Illust. of Axle box.

2. The hilt of a weapon. --Halliwell.

3. A rough protuberance or projecting obstruction; as, a hub
in the road. [U.S.] See Hubby.

4. A goal or mark at which quoits, etc., are cast.

5. (Diesinking) A hardened, engraved steel punch for
impressing a device upon a die, used in coining, etc.

6. A screw hob. See Hob, 3.

7. A block for scotching a wheel.

Hub plank (Highway Bridges), a horizontal guard plank along
a truss at the height of a wagon-wheel hub.

Up to the hub, as far as possible in embarrassment or
difficulty, or in business, like a wheel sunk in mire;
deeply involved. [Colloq.]

Synonyms: civic center, down town, municipal center

See Also: blower, car wheel, center, centre, city, electric fan, eye, heart, metropolis, middle, part, portion, propeller, propellor, urban center

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