hard·​top | \ ˈhärd-ˌtäp How to pronounce hardtop (audio) \

Definition of hardtop

: an automobile or a motorboat having a permanent rigid top also : such an automobile styled to resemble a convertible

Examples of hardtop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Monday, Ford notified its consumers via Instagram that the Bronco hardtop issue had been competed, Grueber said. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 9 Dec. 2021 Available as a hardtop coupe or soft-top convertible, the 4-series can be equipped with rear- or all-wheel drive. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 3 Dec. 2021 To be fair, Mini's starting price for the two-door Cooper hardtop, the fundamental model that defines this British runabout, has always been attractive. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, 4 Nov. 2021 The 718 Spyder and its hardtop sibling, the Cayman GT4, are high-horse, lightweight versions of Porsche's mid-engine sports cars. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, 2 Nov. 2021 An angular, carbon-fiber hardtop has been a Wally signature for more than 20 years. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 24 Sep. 2021 There’s also access to 8 miles of hardtop roads and bridges. Timothy Fanning, San Antonio Express-News, 15 Oct. 2021 This one is equipped with the hardtop and is finished in Area 51 with the First Edition–specific Dark Space Gray and Navy Pier interior. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, 26 July 2021 That's because the softtop model is not affected by the supplier quality issue plaguing the two- and four-door hardtop models. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, 30 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of hardtop

1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Hardtop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hardtop. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of hardtop

: a car that has a metal top which cannot be removed

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