hubcap

noun
hub·cap | \ ˈhəb-ˌkap \

Definition of hubcap 

: a removable usually metal cap over the end of an axle especially : one used on the wheel of a motor vehicle

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Four hubcaps were reported taken from a Toyota Siena van in the 700 block of North Michigan Street at 9 p.m. July 8. Graydon Megan, chicagotribune.com, "Elmhurst police blotter: Boy playing Pokemon Go in Wilder Park had sword, two knives," 13 July 2018 The hubcaps at the top of the Chrysler Building are made of stainless steel, which helps them retain their silver sheen in the sunlight. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, "The Entire History of Steel," 9 July 2018 It has been lowered, shaved, and has disc brakes from a ’67 Pontiac, rocker trim from a ’66 Bonneville, window channel trim from a ’65 Buick, dual pinstripe whitewall tires and hubcaps with chrome bullets from a ’62 Tempest. Heidi Van Horne, Houston Chronicle, "1965 Pontiac Bonneville passed hands from one friend to another," 7 July 2018 The building where Craig and company will soon be serving up burgers, fries, and craft beer has been repainted and adorned with car hubcaps on the exterior. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Hubcap Grill's new Seabrook location edges closer to opening," 18 June 2018 The driver’s side hubcaps were stolen off a car parked on the 800 block of South Crescent Avenue between May 14 and May 24, police said. Jennifer Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Park Ridge police: Property manager accused of stealing $50,000 from condo association," 30 May 2018 To avoid braking every time its radar sensors spot a highway sign or discarded hubcap (the false positive), the semi-autonomous system filters out anything that’s not moving. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, "False Positives: Self-Driving Cars and the Agony of Knowing What Matters," 29 May 2018 In Cancun, local newspapers showed scenes of some streets flooded to mid-hubcap level. CBS News, "Subtropical storm Alberto threatens Florida, Gulf Coast with hazardous storm surge, flooding," 27 May 2018 Bystanders said that a four-door seafoam green sedan with Virginia license plates and two different kinds of hubcaps pulled up outside the store. Nicole Darrah, Fox News, "Virginia Walmart abduction was planned hoax, police say," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of hubcap

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hubcap was in 1903

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hubcap

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hubcap

: a removable plastic or metal cover on the center of a car or truck wheel

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