lube

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noun \ˈlüb\

Definition of lube

  1. 1 :  lubricant

  2. 2 :  an application of a lubricant :  lubrication

Examples of lube in a sentence

  1. He took his car to the garage for a lube and oil change.

Origin and Etymology of lube

short for lubricating oil


First Known Use: 1926


LUBE Defined for English Language Learners

lube

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noun \ˈlüb\

Definition of lube for English Language Learners

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


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