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 The coupe-like roofline swoops low over the cockpit without pausing for a notchback trunk, allowing for a big liftgate in the rear. Jason Fogelson, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 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, 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, 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, 6 July 2017

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First Known Use of notchback

1965, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of notchback was in 1965

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“Notchback.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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