- The block in the center of a wheel, from which the spokes radiate, and through which the axle passes; -- called also hub or hob.
- The navel.(Obs)
Etymology: AS. nafu; akin to D. naaf, G. nabe, OHG. naba, Icel. nöf, Dan. nav, Sw. naf, Skr. nābhi nave and navel: cf. L. umbo boss of a shield. √260. Cf. Navel