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hubcap

a metal cap fitting onto the hub of a wheel, esp a stainless steel or chromium-plated one

hubcap

[′həb‚kap]
(design engineering)
A metal cap fastened or clamped to the end of an axle, as on motor vehicles.
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To finish the finial assembly, drill a pilot hole and screw the ball-shaped finial to the hub cap and screw the lower disc (K) to the underside of the rafters (photo 12).
But Geoff has also got himself into the reflection in the Buick's hub cap, making it as much of a self-portrait as a study in the lines of a classic American car.
According to the source, who requested anonymity, Sorensen's patrol car lost a hub cap during a recent police pursuit.
A hub cap was last sold in a pub to a Manc comedian in search of a punchline in 1987.
At a roundabout near the power station he hit a barrier, failed to stop, and then drove over Flintshire Bridge to the Deeside Industrial Estate where an officer saw a hub cap rolling down the road and saw the car lost its front off-side wheel.
Each National hub cap is delivered complete with a premium non-stick Fel-Pro[R] gasket for a superior seal and fast, trouble-free installation.
These were the days before bite alarms and their way of signalling a bite was using a car hub cap and a washer with a piece nicked out hanging on the line.
Our expanded hub cap offering further demonstrates our commitment to build on the National brand's decades-long leadership within the heavy-duty wheel-end category," said Raymond King, director of marketing for Federal-Mogul's seals, anti-friction bearings and engine parts product lines.
As we drove up the deserted highway, the sign appeared like an oasis in the desert in front of me: 'Welcome To Pearsonville, The Hub Cap Capital Of The World.
It's about as regular as a hub cap rolling off your tire.