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

1900–05; hub + cap1 Unabridged
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hubcap (ˈhʌbˌkæp)
a metal cap fitting onto the hub of a wheel, esp a stainless steel or chromium-plated one

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Example sentences
It ends with a close-up of a pin-up image mounted on a shiny hubcap.
The driver's rear tire is the only one with a distinctive, small, moon hubcap.
He points out the hubcap farm and the old auto garage with a bathtub full of
Thirty-first floor decoration based on radiator cap and hubcap designs.
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