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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Boston, Massachusetts. Used with the.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After a scene in The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table (1858), a dialogue collection by Oliver Wendell Holmes, in which a character summarizes the civic pride of Bostonians with the phrase Boston State-House is the Hub of the Solar System.]

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  • Surveyors use hub to describe the 2X2X8 wooden stake they drive into the ground to position a point (usually a surveyors tack) they are measuring to.

    March 27, 2009