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- n. A decorative object fastened on a car's hood, often symbolizing the manufacturer or brand; sometimes fixed to the radiator cap
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- n. an ornament on the front of the hood of a car emblematic of the manufacturer
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The demon climbed out the window and across the front, where he perched like a hood ornament from hell, his forked tongue flying in the wind like a storm-swept pennon, spattering the windshield with saliva.
I would watch my dad fill a canvas bag with water and hang it over the Indian-head hood ornament of our Pontiac station wagon.