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hubcap

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

[′həb‚kap]
(design engineering)
A metal cap fastened or clamped to the end of an axle, as on motor vehicles.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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hub cap P 9 3-1/2" ball-shaped finial ([dagger]) Q 128 3/8" x 1-1/2" x 48" dome slats (trim to fit) (**) R 8 3/4" x 1-7/8" x 74" slat trim S 12 3/4" x 1-3/4" x 44-1/2" subrails(*) T 66 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 22-1/2" balusters (*) These parts have 22-1/2 degree and cuts, and the measurements given are long point to long point.
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.
A hub cap was last sold in a pub to a Manc comedian in search of a punchline in 1987.
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.
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.
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.'
He said: "The five burial sites have been marked with a Texaco hub cap. If participants do not find the hub cap, then they haven't found the car - it's as simple as that."
Mr Blair raised eyebrows yesterday when he used the H reg car - with a hub cap missing, a dent in the front wing and in dire need of a wash - to drive his wife Cherie and their three children to church in Islington, London.
After all, this is the car that I bought him, or rather contributed towards part of a hub cap.