lowrider

noun
low·​rid·​er | \ˈlō-ˌrī-dər \

Definition of lowrider 

: a customized car with a chassis that has been lowered so that it narrowly clears the ground

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One custom that took a prime spot right out in front of the Museum was a killer green 1952 Chevy lowrider with suicide doors, wide white wall tires and custom pinstriping and paint. Heidi Van Horne, Houston Chronicle, "Automobile Driving Museum hosts first Bombs Car Show," 26 May 2018 Embedded in his paintings and surreal installations are images of graffiti, lowriders, dogs and elements of the rasquache (or lowbrow). Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, "Datebook: Police violence paintings, a gallery's 25th and enduring images of a photojournalist's life," 21 June 2018 There weren’t that many people that owned lowriders and that were photographers. Andrea Alonso, Los Angeles Magazine, "This Photographer Is the King of Capturing L.A.’s Lowrider and Street Cultures," 27 Mar. 2018 The lowriders here sport incredibly beautiful rims that stand out and add character but do nothing to improve performance. Jakob Schiller, Outside Online, "5 Bucket-List Upgrades to Make a Killer Overland Truck," 2 July 2018 An exquisite classic with flawless customizations under the hood and in its pinstriping, the beautiful Chevrolet pulls a matching trailer that carried an equally detailed custom lowrider bicycle. Heidi Van Horne, Houston Chronicle, "Automobile Driving Museum hosts first Bombs Car Show," 26 May 2018 There’s an indoor car show, burn out competition, the Goodguys autocross, Nitro Thunderfest Dragster exhibition, a special indoor lowrider display, live music and entertainment, arts and crafts for kids, food and more. Lisa Deaderick, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Thousands of cars and trucks on display in Del Mar," 5 Apr. 2018 Embedded in his paintings and surreal installations were images of graffiti, lowriders, dogs and elements of the rasquache (or lowbrow). Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, "Datebook: Portraits of peers, collages inspired by the African diaspora and art for feline lovers," 14 June 2018 In parts, some are performing traditional dance, some are cruising around in a lowrider, some are wearing traditional Filipino clothing. Ryan Kost, San Francisco Chronicle, "Ruby Ibarra raps, unapologetically, about Filipina experience," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of lowrider

circa 1972, in the meaning defined above

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