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

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The Mercedes, a silver hardtop convertible SL500, was supposed to be a gift to themselves, a way to celebrate their upcoming move from Maricopa to the Big Island. Robert Anglen, AZCentral.com, "Used-car nightmare: Arizona dealer didn't pay off trades or transfer title to buyers," 17 June 2019 This Scout has a 60-pound factory hardtop that is made of fiberglass and takes at least two people to install or remove. David Krumboltz, The Mercury News, "Me & My Car: Lafayette owner’s ’67 Scout ‘a mobile man-cave’," 10 June 2019 The 30th Anniversary softtop starts at $35,915, with the hardtop RF carrying a $2600 premium at $38,515. Daniel Golson, Car and Driver, "Mazda Is Bringing More Units of the MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition to the U.S.," 14 May 2019 Capable of a top speed of 196mph with the 101lb (46kg) roof down, the 570S Spider can hit 204mph with the hardtop in place. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Nine things I learned from driving a supercar for three days," 9 Nov. 2018 The short story is a rousing feat for Donovan, an Indianapolis resident who purchased the Mustang in 1969 for his wife, Marie, and had intended to keep the two-tone hardtop in the family. Clifford Atiyeh, Fox News, "Robbed of memories and money, a 96-year-old veteran gets his Mustang back in full glory," 4 Apr. 2018 And like the race car that preceded it, the 124 GT adopts an available removable hardtop that promises to improve the roadster’s structural rigidity without compromising day-to-day usability. Greg Fink, Car and Driver, "Solid Lid: Fiat Shows Off Abarth 124 GT with Removable Carbon-Fiber Hardtop," 28 Feb. 2018 Ferrari launched its 488 Spider hardtop convertible at Frankfurt just months after the coupe version in Geneva. Fox News, "Five highlights from the Frankfurt auto show," 17 Sep. 2015 While those bins are likely to make it to Jeep’s accessories catalog sometime soon, let’s all hope Jeep makes available a white hardtop option and fender accents for those who’d like a little more retro in their modern Wrangler. Alexander Stoklosa, Car and Driver, "Jeep’s Jeepster Concept Is a New Wrangler JL with 1960s Retro Style," 20 Mar. 2018

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1931, in the meaning defined above

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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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