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

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Walking through the meet in April was overwhelming: More than 3,500 booths coiled for miles, offering hubcaps, headlights, bumpers, decals and countless other components. Smithsonian, "Take a Trip to America’s Hot Rod Heaven," 10 July 2019 The gunmen fled in a gray Nissan Sentra that was missing hubcaps on both front wheels. Matt Peterson, Dallas News, "Mesquite police seek 2 men who robbed Cash 4 Gold shop at gunpoint," 6 July 2019 Instead of a muffuletta, Café Cour has a muffulettu, a Sicilian sandwich with tuna, anchovies and pecorino cheese that provided the blueprint for our local, hubcap-sized favorite. nola.com, "Café Cour, at the Historic New Orleans Collection, celebrates city’s past," 13 June 2019 The vehicle was missing a driver’s side rear hubcap. Aegis Staff Report, baltimoresun.com, "Police: Robbers take cash, shoes from Edgewood Shoe City store," 7 June 2019 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, chicagotribune.com, "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

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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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