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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There are gullwing doors by the dozen, hubcaps by the hundreds, and bolts by the thousands. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "Inside the Car Company That's Resurrecting the DeLorean," 18 Jan. 2019 Steel wheels, which may accept baby moon hubcaps, hold air more dependably and are less expensive than alloy wheels. Bob Weber,, "When jump-starting a car, does it help to rev the engine?," 18 Mar. 2018 In Cancun, local newspapers showed scenes of some streets flooded to mid-hubcap level. Washington Post, "US states prepare as Subtropical Storm Alberto heads north," 26 May 2018 In Cancun, local newspapers showed scenes of some streets flooded to mid-hubcap level. Washington Post, "US states prepare as Subtropical Storm Alberto heads north," 26 May 2018 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,, "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

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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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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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