road·​ster ˈrōd-stər How to pronounce roadster (audio)
plural roadsters
: an automobile with an open body that seats two and has a folding, retractable, or removable top and often a luggage compartment or rumble seat in the rear compare convertible entry 2
: a light carriage : buggy
: a horse suitable for riding or driving on roads
: a utility saddle horse of the hackney type

Examples of roadster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Introduced last fall, the 2023 Mercedes-AMG SL 43 roadster is about to come into its prime. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 15 Feb. 2024 But Hutchins says that interest has grown to more than 20 following the debut of the silver electric roadster. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 27 July 2023 Gerry arrives at the mansion in a baby blue Corvette roadster. Kristen Baldwin,, 6 Oct. 2023 When the bridges were built, a Ford Model A roadster measured only 5½ feet across. Lisa M. Krieger, The Mercury News, 4 Jan. 2024 The unnamed seller is looking to sell the rights to the boundary-pushing roadster for more than $9 million, which is a hefty premium over the original asking price. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 22 Jan. 2024 Sitting beneath the roadster’s hood is a 3.0-liter Tipo 128 Colombo V-12 that’s just as much of a sight to behold as its body. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 10 Jan. 2024 Hot-rodders had been stuffing big engines in 1932 Deuce Coupes long before Carroll Shelby shoehorned a Ford small-block V-8 into a lightweight British sports car called the AC Ace roadster. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 18 Dec. 2023 The roadster was designed specifically for export to North America by Scaglietti. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 5 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1760, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

Time Traveler
The first known use of roadster was circa 1760

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“Roadster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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road·​ster ˈrōd-stər How to pronounce roadster (audio)
: an automobile with an open body and a folding fabric top that seats two

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