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Definition of lube

1 : lubricant
2 : an application of a lubricant : lubrication

Examples of lube in a Sentence

He took his car to the garage for a lube and oil change.
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First Known Use of lube

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lube

short for lubricating oil

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28 Feb 2021

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“Lube.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of lube

: the act of putting lubricant on the moving parts of a vehicle

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