Definition for NAVE

NAVE, n. [Sax. nafa, nafu; Dan. nav; G. nabe; Sw. naf.]

  1. The thick piece of timber in the center of a wheel, in which the spokes are inserted; called also the hub or hob.
  2. The middle or body of a church extending from the baluster or rail of the door, to the chief choir. Encyc.

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