See also: Hub
hub (plural hubs)
- The central part, usually cylindrical, of a wheel; the nave.
- A point where many routes meet and traffic is distributed, dispensed or diverted.
2013 June 8, “The new masters and commanders”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 52:
- From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. […] But viewed from high up in one of the growing number of skyscrapers in Sri Lanka’s capital, it is clear that something extraordinary is happening: China is creating a shipping hub just 200 miles from India’s southern tip.
Hongkong airport is one of the most important air traffic hubs in Asia.
- (computing) A computer networking device connecting several ethernet ports. See switch.
- (surveying) A stake with a nail in it, used to mark a temporary point.
- A male weasel; a buck; a dog; a jack.
- (obsolete) The hilt of a weapon.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
- (US) A rough protuberance or projecting obstruction.
- a hub in the road
- A goal or mark at which quoits, etc., are thrown.
- A hardened, engraved steel punch for impressing a device upon a die, used in coining, etc.
- A screw hob.
- A block for scotching a wheel.
central part of a wheel
point where many routes meet
computer networking device
goal or mark
hardened, engraved steel punch
- imperative singular of
hub m (plural hubs)
- (networking) hub (device for connecting multiple Ethernet devices such as they act as a single network segment)