notch·​back | \ ˈnäch-ˌbak How to pronounce notchback (audio) \

Definition of notchback

: an automobile with a trunk whose lid forms a distinct deck also : the back of such an automobile

Examples of notchback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Little Red and a later car, unofficially known as the Green Hornet, were the only two Shelby GT 500 notchback coupes of their era, each sporting a snazzy vinyl roof. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "'Little Red' 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 found after 50 years, could be worth millions," 17 Aug. 2018 By the late ’80s, the notchback Mustang GTs and LXs had evolved into a pretty potent package for the era. Davey G. Johnson, Car and Driver, "Four-Eyed Fever: Goodguys Commissions a Beefy ’79 Fox Mustang," 3 Nov. 2017 The Grand Sport uses a long notchback-emulating liftgate to give it a sedanlike side profile, but the whole rear glass lifts with the decklid. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "2017 Opel Insignia Grand Sport 2.0T AWD," 6 July 2017

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First Known Use of notchback

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Notchback.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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