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[huhb-uh n-spohk] /ˈhʌb ənˈspoʊk/
of or designating a system of air transportation by which local flights carry passengers to one major regional airport where they can board long-distance or other local flights for their final destinations.
Origin of hub-and-spoke
1980-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The tires were solid rubber, and the wheels were wooden hub-and-spoke setups not unlike what you'd find on a horse-drawn wagon.
  • These shared taxis form a city-wide hub-and-spoke network.
  • The hub-and-spoke system tends to sub-optimize airplane utilization.
  • The hub-and-spoke system has made connections much easier in the vast majority of markets that cannot support nonstop service.
  • At next month's meeting, he will show a video and elaborate on the hub-and-spoke system.
British Dictionary definitions for hub-and-spoke


(modifier) denoting a method of organizing intercontinental air traffic in which one major airport is used as a feeder for local airports Sometimes shortened to hub
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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