fast·​back | \ˈfas(t)-ˌbak \

Definition of fastback 

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

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The coupe is a tall fastback crossover that looks silly. Robert Duffer,, "Mercedes-AMG's first compact performance crossover takes a bite out of competition," 2 Aug. 2017 But the 2018 Mustang fastback was already a fine-looking car. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "We went to drive the new Ford Mustang—but a tornado messed things up," 17 May 2018 The Forte’s looks borrow from the styling of Kia’s popular Stinger sport sedan, with fastback looks and a long, sculpted hood. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "2019 Kia Forte gets bigger with better m.p.g.," 15 Jan. 2018 The Mustang GT fastback played a prominent role in Bullitt, notably the nearly 10-minute-long sequence that followed McQueen chasing down two hitmen in his Mustang through the streets of San Francisco. Kirsten Korosec, Fortune, "Here's When Ford Will Release Its Limited Edition Mustang Bullitt," 15 Jan. 2018 Its fastback styling is balanced, aggressive and engaging. Mark Maynard,, "2018 Honda Accord 2.0T: Near perfect, in an imperfect world," 1 June 2018 The JackHammer only comes in the fastback body style. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "710-hp JackHammer Mustang hits the road," 11 May 2018 The Fiat 124 Spider is attractive and worthy of a spot, as is the Mazda3, but the retractable fastback Miata appeals more to our all-season driving preferences. Robert Duffer,, "Best affordable sports cars of 2017," 5 June 2017 The movie’s true star, though, is the 1968 Mustang fastback driven by Mr. McQueen, which comes in handy during a classic chase scene that takes advantage of both the car and the San Francisco hills. Gabe Cohn, New York Times, "What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ and ‘The Americans’," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of fastback

1954, in the meaning defined above

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