hood ornament

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Noun1.hood ornament - an ornament on the front of the hood of a car emblematic of the manufacturerhood ornament - an ornament on the front of the hood of a car emblematic of the manufacturer
decoration, ornament, ornamentation - something used to beautify
cowl, cowling, bonnet, hood - protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine; "there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars"; "the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine"
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License plate holders affixed to her gleaming chrome front bumper declared: "From 0 to witch in 8 seconds" and "My broom is broken, so I have to drive this." A hood ornament of two witch's black boots was repeated in the custom grill below.
But to be honest, it was hard to even look past the shiny pantheon grille and its famed hood ornament, the renowned 'Spirit of Ecstasy'.
As a kid, I can remember sitting in the front seat, staring out over the hood ornament at 1 and 2 in the morning."
And I don't mind being the hood ornament, and I don't mind being the Babe Ruth of the promotion, but Vince is putting together a whole new thing.
He first gained notoriety in 1995, as a radical opponent of the Oslo peace process, when he stole the hood ornament from Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's car and said, "We got to his car, and we'll get to him, too." Weeks later, Rabin was assassinated by a member of a group that also had roots in Kahanism.
I want an old-man's car with bells and whistles and I was going to have it retrofitted with an ashtray and hood ornament.
Davis said the basketball court that currently sits in the middle of the mall is just a "hood ornament" to show people what's to come and allow groups to put on demonstrations.
He can recall in almost rapturous detail the torpedo fins on his father's navy blue 1949 Pontiac, the one with the now politically dubious Indian head hood ornament. His own first car was a British-made Morgan he was forced to sell because he couldn't afford the repair bills.
Judging from their public appearances so far, it seems Pence will be a hood ornament. He was barely allowed to get in a word edgewise either at his unveiling, where Trump spoke 28 minutes without giving him a head-nod, or in their first joint interview, for "60 Minutes" on Sunday night, when the approximate word count was 2,000 words for Trump and 900 for Pence.
If this wannabe cowboy really wanted such an experience, he ought to rope the ram hood ornament on the next Dodge or perhaps dip sandpapered hands into a jar of hydrochloric acid.
The vehicle has a long hood, a low roof line, a fastback-like silhouette, a front end with thin LED headlights, a large hexagonal grille with metal inserts and a hood ornament.