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hubcap

[huhb-kap] /ˈhʌbˌkæp/
noun
1.
a removable cover for the center area of the exposed side of an automobile wheel, covering the axle.
Origin of hubcap
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; hub + cap1
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  • Then came the business of removing the hubcap and the struggle to loose the lugbolts.

    The Fourth R George Oliver Smith
British Dictionary definitions for hubcap

hubcap

/ˈhʌbˌkæp/
noun
1.
a metal cap fitting onto the hub of a wheel, esp a stainless steel or chromium-plated one
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Word Origin and History for hubcap
n.

also hub cap, 1896, from hub + cap (n.).

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