fast·​back | \ ˈfas(t)-ˌbak How to pronounce fastback (audio) \

Definition of fastback

: an automobile with a roof having a long curving downward slope to the rear also : the back of such an automobile

Examples of fastback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That monster mill, shifted by a Ford six-speed automatic transmission hooked up to a Strange Engineering 9-inch differential, is stuffed into Dynacorn Classic Bodies’ exact replica of a 1967 Mustang fastback shell. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 20 Dec. 2021 The four-door fastback is to the E-class what the EQS is to the S-class. Jens Meiners, Car and Driver, 5 Sep. 2021 The fastback shape is topped with a black roof, which disguises the vehicle’s height and emphasizes a sleek silhouette. Laura Burstein, Robb Report, 5 Nov. 2021 Porsche's four-door fastback is now the fourth most popular electric vehicle for the entire parent Volkswagen Group, following the Volkswagen ID3 and ID4, with 52,700 and 72,700 units, respectively, and the 36,100 sold of the Audi e-tron. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 15 Oct. 2021 The formula is familiar: Front-engine, rear-wheel drive, two doors, seating for two with a pair of small second-row seats (2+2), a fastback roof with a rear hatch, sports car proportions, lightweight, grippy tires, and a torquey engine. Jason Fogelson, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 There's even a fair amount of rear-seat legroom and headroom in the i4, despite the fastback design. Nelson Ireson, Car and Driver, 1 June 2021 Thanks to its flatter roofline and fastback design, rear passengers have plenty of headroom. Matt Crisara, Popular Mechanics, 21 Sep. 2021 But the body proportions, from the car's shoulder height and fastback profile to the interior's door panels and center console, are reminiscent of that car. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, 19 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of fastback

1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Fastback.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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