Webster 1913 Edition
The central part, usually cylindrical, of a wheel; the nave. See Illust. of
The hilt of a weapon.
A rough protuberance or projecting obstruction;
hubin the road
A goal or mark at which quoits, etc., are cast.
A hardened, engraved steel punch for impressing a device upon a die, used in coining, etc.
A screw hob. See
A block for scotching a wheel.
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.
Webster 1828 Edition