from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A round covering over the hub of the wheel of a motor vehicle.
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- n. A decorative and protective disk that covers the hub of a motor car wheel
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- n. cap that fits over the hub of a wheel
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A lieutenant reported a loud bang he described as a hubcap rolling on the floor — or an air vent being popped onto a roof?
The hubcap is the cover on the wheel, and sometimes its got kind of a sporty design.
The tail rotor, for instance, had extra blades to make it quieter in the air, and was covered with a disc-shaped device sometimes referred to as a "hubcap."
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The dobro, the resonating guitar with the "hubcap" top, introduced in the late 1920s for playing oozing Hawaiian music, had had a very set, limited role in country, as heard in the fills and comedy novelty sounds brought to Roy Acuff's band by Bashful Brother Oswald (Pete Kirby) and the even-more-intricate playing of Uncle Josh Graves with Flatt & Scruggs.
David Koma, whose metallic, 'hubcap' dresses have also been worn by Cheryl Cole and Beyoncé.
New Columbia Heights reports that a hubcap bandit may be working the neighborhood.
Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal Grand Central Terminal If it's been a while since you taxied from JFK to the island of Manhattan, bridging toward that dramatic Batman skyline, you may find yourself feeling as disoriented as a hubcap wobbling down the street in every wrong direction.
The word “outside” is doing a lot of work in that sentence. hubcap Says:
The party is totally loyal to its nutty ideology of selfishness and hatred. hubcap Says: