hubcap

noun
hub·​cap | \ ˈhəb-ˌkap How to pronounce hubcap (audio) \

Definition of hubcap

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

Examples of hubcap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The vehicle was missing a right front hubcap at the time of the collision. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 11 Mar. 2022 Kraft said that detectives used surveillance video to track the Honda, which was missing a hubcap, back to Larissa Harris. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 17 Aug. 2021 Hill then drove away from the scene, hitting a curb so that a hubcap fell off a wheel, Villarreal said. Michelle L. Quinn, chicagotribune.com, 11 May 2021 Police say the vehicle may be a Dodge minivan, and its front passenger side tire was missing a hubcap. Tim Harlow, Star Tribune, 11 Dec. 2020 Leased to a Park City, Utah, woman, 50, there was a spare tire on the front and damage to the hubcap on the other side. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 9 Oct. 2020 The passenger side rear tire is either a spare or missing a hubcap. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 Sep. 2020 The suspect's vehicle is described as a silver or gray four-door sedan with a missing left front hubcap, according to a release from Silent Witness. Alyssa Stoney, azcentral, 9 Apr. 2020 Ask for Martinez’s crisp-edged, hubcap-size folded tlayudas filled with blood sausage (the favorite), chorizo, beef, mushrooms or nopales. Los Angeles Times, 3 Apr. 2020 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'hubcap.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of hubcap

1903, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About hubcap

Dictionary Entries Near hubcap

hubby

hubcap

Hubei

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for hubcap

Cite this Entry

“Hubcap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hubcap. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on hubcap

Nglish: Translation of hubcap for Spanish Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Food

  • a-light
  • Name these cookies!
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!