Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A round covering over the hub of the wheel of a motor vehicle.

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  • noun A decorative and protective disk that covers the hub of a motor car wheel

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun cap that fits over the hub of a wheel

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A lieutenant reported a loud bang he described as a hubcap rolling on the floor — or an air vent being popped onto a roof?

    Escape From Alcatraz And A 47-Year Manhunt

  • The hubcap is the cover on the wheel, and sometimes its got kind of a sporty design.

    Beacon Street Girls: Fashion Frenzy

  • The hubcap is the cover on the wheel, and sometimes its got kind of a sporty design.

    Beacon Street Girls: Fashion Frenzy

  • 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."

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • Delighted to see that Wiki has an entry under "hubcap"

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • 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.

    Jerry Douglas, Irreplaceable Instrumentalist

  • David Koma, whose metallic, 'hubcap' dresses have also been worn by Cheryl Cole and Beyoncé.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • New Columbia Heights reports that a hubcap bandit may be working the neighborhood.

    Kevin 'Bacon'& D.C.'s blogophere

  • 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.

    New York

  • The word “outside” is doing a lot of work in that sentence. hubcap Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Mind the Gap

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