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fascia
 n.— «NASCAR inspectors ordered the rear-end bodywork cut completely off the No. 3, claiming the rear fascia was an experimental, unapproved part. On a production car, the rear fascia would be loosely defined as the back end of the car, the place where you’d find the rear bumper, taillights, and trunk opening. On a Winston Cup car, these individual components are replaced with the one-piece fascia, which is made of composite plastics.» —“Talladega 2000: Running Wild” by Tom Jensen Kansas City Star (Kan., Mo.) Jan. 15, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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