hubward adv.

(of a rotating or circular body, as a space station) near or towards the center, rather than the edge

Also as adj.

  • 1977 G. R. Osgood To Sin Against Systems in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine Winter 34 page image Garry R. Osgood bibliography

    Sheridan plowed to a hubward compartment, with me in tow.

  • 1983 T. Pratchett Colour of Magic 5 page image Terry Pratchett bibliography

    There are, of course, two major directions on the disc: Hubward and Rimward.

  • 1998 T. Pratchett Carpe Jugulum (2000) 47 Terry Pratchett bibliography

    ‘Where the hell’s Muntab?’…‘Several thousand miles away, Mrs. Ogg. But it has ambitions Hubward.’

  • 2006 W. Shunn Inclination in Asimov’s Science Fiction Apr.–May 29 page image William Shunn bibliography

    We ride a slidewalk spinward, then crowd into a hubward elevator.

  • 2008 C. Stross Saturn’s Children 30 Charles Stross bibliography

    She crawls hubward and settles down on the spaceship’s load-bearing truss.

  • 2020 E. Bear Machine xvi. 255 Elizabeth Bear bibliography

    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.

Research requirements

antedating 1977

Research History
Suggested by Ben Ostrowsky, who also submitted a number of the cites.

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