hub-and-spoke


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hub-and-spoke

(hŭb′ənd-spōk′)
adj.
Of or being a system of distribution, as of goods, passengers, or data, in which the items being distributed are routed into and out of a central location.
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hub-and-spoke

n
(Aeronautics) (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
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hub′-and-spoke′


adj.
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.
[1980–85]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hub-and-spoke - a system of air transportation in which local airports offer air transportation to a central airport where long-distance flights are available
air transportation system - a transportation system for moving passengers or goods by air
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