Definitions for hubcapˈhʌbˌkæp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


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

    Category: Automotive

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  1. hubcap(noun)

    cap that fits over the hub of a wheel


  1. hubcap(Noun)

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


  1. Hubcap

    A hubcap, wheel cover or wheel trim is a decorative disk on an automobile wheel that covers at least a central portion of the wheel. Cars with stamped steel wheels often use a full wheel cover that conceals the entire wheel. Cars with alloy wheels or styled steel wheels generally use smaller hubcaps, sometimes called center caps. Alternatively, wheel cover refers to an accessory covering an external rear-mounted spare tire found on some off-road or survival-type vehicles.

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