C-pillar

noun
C-pil·lar | \ˈsē-ˈpi-lər \
variants: or less commonly C-post \ˈsē-ˈpōst \
plural C-pillars also C-posts

Definition of C-pillar 

: either one of two support posts that connect a vehicle's roof to its body at the rear of the rear door in a four-door vehicle or at the rear of a two-door vehicle The 2¹/₂-in.-shorter hood, the stretched out C-pillar and the elevation of the trunk …— Don Chaikin, Popular Mechanics, October 1999

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First Known Use of C-pillar

1960, in the meaning defined above

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