hardtop

noun
hard·top | \ ˈhärd-ˌtäp \

Definition of hardtop 

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

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There’s no word yet, however, whether Fiat fans in the States will be able to get the Abarth 124 GT or its carbon-fiber hardtop. Greg Fink, Car and Driver, "Solid Lid: Fiat Shows Off Abarth 124 GT with Removable Carbon-Fiber Hardtop," 28 Feb. 2018 The Targa-style roof flows more seamlessly into the tail, and there is less wind noise with the top down and less road noise with the top up than the previous hardtop. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "Best affordable sports cars of 2017," 5 June 2017 The midsize four-door joins the Stelvio SUV and 4C hardtop and spider. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti: fast-casual Italian," 15 June 2018 While most manufacturers are at least flirting with retractable hardtops these days, Mercedes-Benz has decided to stick with a traditional soft-top for its convertibles. James Tate, Popular Mechanics, "2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet Test Drive," 9 Mar. 2010 The hardtop roof, when taken off, fits snugly behind the two cockpit-style seats. Hannah Elliott, latimes.com, "In car-obsessed L.A. area, David Lee spent $1 million to update an infamous Ferrari," 4 May 2018 Worth noting is that the power hardtop has followed Archaeopteryx into the fossil record, which suggests the new car might offer a bit more room in the trunk when the roof is stowed. Davey G. Johnson, Car and Driver, "2019 BMW Z4: Der Supraganger," 15 Feb. 2018 Mini hardtop gets even more British The Mini is still one of the most fun cars on the road. Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY, "Detroit Auto Show: 5 new cars that lit up the event," 16 Jan. 2018 That enabled us to snag these latest images of a four-door Unlimited hardtop and a two-door softtop in what looks to be Rubicon trim. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, "The Best Look Yet at the New Jeep Wrangler JL 2- and 4-Door," 11 Sep. 2017

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1931, in the meaning defined above

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hardtop

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hardtop

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

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