hatch·​back | \ ˈhach-ˌbak How to pronounce hatchback (audio) \

Definition of hatchback

: an automobile the back of which consists of a hatch that opens upward also : the back itself

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Dru’s 2005 Saab hatchback, which was parked outside his building, sits in his parents’ driveway today. Peggy O’hare, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio parents struggle with grief after son’s death in Iconic Village fire," 5 July 2019 This incorporates an additional carbon frame at the rear, which allows for the large hatchback that gives access to the luggage space positioned above the engine. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "The 2020 McLaren GT Is a Mid-Engined Supercar Built for Luxurious Grand Touring," 15 May 2019 Witnesses told police a white hatchback vehicle fled the shooting area northbound. Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post, "Suspect arrested in Lakewood drive-by shooting that left one dead, one wounded," 17 June 2019 Many who buy entry-level coupes and hatchbacks today, Honda spokesperson Jimmy Jenkins said, will buy a Honda Odyssey minivan in 10 years. Charles Fleming, latimes.com, "Sedans are dead? No one told Honda, whose new Civic is sleeker and sportier," 7 June 2019 With a big red bow on its hood, the hatchback was waiting for her just off the curb outside the theater entrance. Meredith Colias-pete, Post-Tribune, "Gary West Side seniors celebrate graduation: 'Two words: I'm done'," 6 June 2019 Available as a sedan or a hatchback, the Focus offers satisfying handling and a quiet and smooth ride on the highway. Washington Post, "Edmunds: Discontinued cars offer value but should you buy?," 5 June 2019 The automaker is also retreating from sedans and hatchbacks and soaking $11 billion into electric and self-driving cars. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, "Ford Announces Layoffs, Will Cut 7000 Global White-Collar Jobs," 20 May 2019 Most of these tall hatchbacks don’t much standout from each other. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "2017 Jeep Compass first look: Where does the compact crossover fit?," 28 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of hatchback

1970, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of hatchback

: a door that opens upward on the back of a car also : a car that has such a door

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