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hubcap Syllabification: hub·cap
Pronunciation: /ˈhəbˌkap/

Definition of hubcap in English:

noun

A metal or plastic cover for the hub of a motor vehicle’s wheel.
Example sentences
  • There's wide variety of designs for the wheels including its wheel covers and hubcaps; each can fit every personality of a car enthusiast.
  • When reinstalling the wheel cover, use extreme care not to break or bend the retention clips, especially when it comes to hubcaps with plastic clips.
  • The wheel area and hubcaps can be painted or non-painted, and be made of a variety of different materials.

Words that rhyme with hubcap

foolscap • skullcap

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