ragtop

noun
rag·​top | \ ˈrag-ˌtäp How to pronounce ragtop (audio) \

Definition of ragtop

: a convertible automobile

Examples of ragtop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Out on the road, with the top down, the Dakota ragtop is a four-wheeled attention grabber. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, 20 July 2022 To hear Bruce Benedict tell it, inventing the first modern ragtop pickup truck was not a stroke of genius but rather a reasoned response to an obvious marketing need. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, 20 July 2022 Having coupled this with surgically precise and perfectly weighted steering, adaptive M suspension and sticky 19-inch front tires paired with 20-inch rubber at the back, the ragtop seems to lose little to its stiffer M4 Competition Coupe sibling. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 8 June 2022 There's nothing obvious about deputy editor Carlos Lago's ragtop choice. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, 29 Apr. 2022 For his Beetle ragtop, Mark Wagner wanted to mimic the original car as much as possible, and the interior has been carefully upgraded. Los Angeles Times, 25 Apr. 2022 In a bluegrass song by Gillian Welch, a woman, Miss Ohio, drives down the highway, the ragtop of her convertible down. Tim Mcdonnell, Quartz, 18 Feb. 2022 Dynamically speaking, the Porsche Boxster is still our preferred ragtop sports car but the Z4 offers plenty of driving enjoyment with a slightly smoother ride for day-to-day use. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 20 Feb. 2021 Much to the relief of the ascot-wearing folks who can write checks for six-figure convertibles, Lexus worked them all into the 2021 LC500 ragtop. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, 8 Feb. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of ragtop

1952, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

17 Sep 2022

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“Ragtop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ragtop. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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