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hub-and-spoke system

noun [C]
 
 
TRANSPORT
a transport system in which passengers travel from smaller airports, stations, etc. to one large central airport, station, etc. to make longer trips: The main disadvantage to a hub-and-spoke system is that any disruption at the hub, such as bad weather, can create delays.
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