(of a rotating or circular body, as a space station) near or towards the center, rather than the edge
Also as adj.
Sheridan plowed to a hubward compartment, with me in tow.
To Sin Against Systems in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine Winter 34
There are, of course, two major directions on the disc: Hubward and Rimward.
Colour of Magic 5
‘Where the hell’s Muntab?’…‘Several thousand miles away, Mrs. Ogg. But it has ambitions Hubward.’
Carpe Jugulum (2000) 47
We ride a slidewalk spinward, then crowd into a hubward elevator.
Inclination in Asimov’s Science Fiction Apr.–May 29
She crawls hubward and settles down on the spaceship’s load-bearing truss.
Saturn’s Children 30
Her crew all had our quarters nearby. The Ox Cryo unit was a few dozen meters along the same ring. The cafeteria was a few levels hubward.
Machine xvi. 255
Research HistorySuggested by Ben Ostrowsky, who also submitted a number of the cites.
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