hood ornament

Definition of hood ornament

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

Word by Word Definitions

hood play
  1. : a flexible covering for the head and neck

  2. : a protective covering for the head and face

  3. : a covering for a hawk's head and eyes

  1. : hoodlum

  1. : a neighborhood and especially an inner-city neighborhood

  1. : state : condition : quality : character

  2. : time : period

  3. : instance of a (specified) state or quality

ornament play
  1. : a useful accessory

  2. : something that lends grace or beauty

  3. : a manner or quality that adorns

  1. : to provide with ornament : embellish


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