hubcap

[huhb-kap]
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noun

a removable cover for the center area of the exposed side of an automobile wheel, covering the axle.

Nearby words

  1. hubble, edwin powell,
  2. hubble-bubble,
  3. hubbly,
  4. hubbub,
  5. hubby,
  6. hubei,
  7. hubel,
  8. hubert,
  9. hubertusburg,
  10. hubli

Origin of hubcap

First recorded in 1900–05; hub + cap1

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Examples from the Web for hubcap

  • 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

noun

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

hubcap

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper