hubcap also hub cap, 1896, from HUB (Cf. hub) + CAP (Cf. cap) (n.).

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  • hubcap — [hub′kap΄] n. a tightfitting cap over the hub and lug nuts of a wheel, esp. of an automobile; wheel cover …   English World dictionary

  • Hubcap — For other uses, see Hubcap (disambiguation). A threaded brass hubcap on a cartwheel with artillery style hub …   Wikipedia

  • hubcap — UK [ˈhʌbˌkæp] / US noun [countable] Word forms hubcap : singular hubcap plural hubcaps a metal cover for the central part of a wheel on a car …   English dictionary

  • hubcap — [[t]hʌ̱bkæp[/t]] hubcaps also hub cap N COUNT A hubcap is a metal or plastic disc that covers and protects the centre of a wheel on a car, truck, or other vehicle …   English dictionary

  • hubcap — noun Date: 1903 a removable usually metal cap over the end of an axle; especially one used on the wheel of a motor vehicle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hubcap — /hub kap /, n. a removable cover for the center area of the exposed side of an automobile wheel, covering the axle. [1900 05; HUB + CAP1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hubcap — noun A decorative and protective disk that covers the hub of a motor car wheel Syn: wheel cover, wheel trim …   Wiktionary

  • hubcap — hub|cap [ˈhʌbkæp] n a round metal cover for the centre of a wheel on a vehicle …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hubcap — hub|cap [ hʌb,kæp ] noun count a metal cover for the central part of a wheel on a car …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hubcap — n. circular piece of metal that fits over the center of a wheel …   English contemporary dictionary

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