lubes

lube

[loob]
noun Informal.
2.
lubrication, especially an application of a lubricant to a vehicle.
verb (used with object), lubed, lubing.
3.
to lubricate: to lube a bicycle chain.

Origin:
by shortening

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Word Origin & History

lube
1934, colloquial shortening of lubrication. As a verb (short for lubricate) recorded from 1961.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
lube
  1. lubricant

  2. lubricate

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