hood ornament


: a small metal figure on the front edge of a car's hood

Examples of hood ornament in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even the Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament that powers out of the front of the hood contributes, now crouching slightly lower with her flowing robes more extended. Dave Vanderwerp, Car and Driver, 3 July 2023 An All-Star closer on a last-place team is like having a shiny hood ornament on a dirty used car. Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, 10 June 2023 Human connection can’t be reduced to the social equivalent of a hood ornament. Cameron Smith | Csmith@al.com, al, 12 May 2023 In the crowning touch, the Flying B hood ornament that’s been a Bentley signature for nearly a century can be set to rise from the hood when the car is unlocked and disappear when locked. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 4 Aug. 2022 Monsieur Boltagon looks a lot like his ABC iteration except with a more comics-accurate outfit including the campy little tuning fork that adorns his mask like a hood ornament. Siddhant Adlakha, Vulture, 6 May 2022 Accentuating the striking combo are a chrome hood ornament, grille, window sills and badging. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 13 Dec. 2022 Steelcraft Buick pedal car or a 1927 American National Lincoln pedal car with many original parts like the windshield frame, hood ornament, and spare disc tire. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 4 Sep. 2022 The kneeling archer hood ornament from the 1932 Pierce-Arrow entered by Donnie Andersen and Toni Andersen of Pelham, N.H., in the New England Classic Car Show. Linda Greenstein, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Aug. 2022 See More

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“Hood ornament.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hood%20ornament. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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