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.]

(Hub"ble-bub`ble) n. A tobacco pipe, so arranged that the smoke passes through water, making a bubbling noise, whence its name. In India, the bulb containing the water is often a cocoanut shell.

(Hub"bub) n. [Cf. Whoobub, Whoop, Hoop, v. i.] A loud noise of many confused voices; a tumult; uproar. Milton.

This hubbub of unmeaning words.

(Hub"by) a. Full of hubs or protuberances; as, a road that has been frozen while muddy is hubby. [U.S.]

(Hüb"ner) n. [After Hübner, who analyzed it.] (Min.) A mineral of brownish black color, occurring in columnar or foliated masses. It is native manganese tungstate.

2. Although; though; however. [Obs.] Shak.

(Howve) n. A hood. See Houve. [Obs.]

(Hox) v. t. [See Hock. &radic12.] To hock; to hamstring. See Hock. [Obs.] Shak.

(Hoy) n. [D. heu, or Flem. hui.] (Naut.) A small coaster vessel, usually sloop-rigged, used in conveying passengers and goods from place to place, or as a tender to larger vessels in port.

The hoy went to London every week.

(Hoy), interj. [D. hui. Cf. Ahoy.] Ho! Halloe! Stop!

(Hoy"den) n. Same as Hoiden.

(Hoy"man) n.; pl. Hoymen One who navigates a hoy.

A common hoyman to carry goods by water for hire.

(||Hua*na"co) n. (Zoöl.) See Guanaco.

(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.

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