road·​ster | \ ˈrōd-stər How to pronounce roadster (audio) \

Definition of roadster

1a : a horse suitable for riding or driving on roads
b : a utility saddle horse of the hackney type
2a : a light carriage : buggy
b : an automobile with an open body that seats two and has a folding fabric top and often a luggage compartment or rumble seat in the rear

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Recent Examples on the Web Fitted with slicks, the X5 LM did lap the Nordschleife in a blistering eight minutes, five seconds—15 seconds faster than the factory's Z8 roadster. Aaron Robinson, Car and Driver, "2001 BMW X5 Le Mans Concept Had the V-12 Heart of a McLaren F1," 16 June 2020 Then, in the official music video, The Weeknd rides around in a Mercedes-AMG GT roadster when he's not being levitated or dancing by himself on empty highways. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, "Behind the Scenes as Mercedes-AMG GT Stars in The Weeknd's Video," 7 June 2020 All winners receive a free three-month rental of an all-new 2020 Slingshot roadster. Julie Washington, cleveland, "Solon nurse who cares for COVID-19 patients hailed as superhero, wins flashy vehicle fit for caped crusader," 5 June 2020 One of my favorite getaway rides is the 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster. cleveland, "Mazda’s sporty MX-5 Miata is a great escape (review)," 30 May 2020 The company finished with the J series that included roadsters and a 400-horsepower inline eight-cylinder engine, phenomenally powerful for its time. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "The Last Duesenberg is about to go to auction. Why this car is special," 13 July 2019 Nobody will ever know how many roadsters, luxury sedans, even low-slung sporty pickups were erased from corporate drawing boards as automakers clung to life 2008-11. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Here's what the pandemic means for some very important new vehicles," 11 Apr. 2020 Ordering the 30th anniversary Miatas came down to selecting either the soft-top roadster or the RF (retractable fastback) hardtop. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Dedicated fans get hands on their limited edition 30th anniversary MX-5 drop-tops," 20 Sep. 2019 The roadster comes with a B&M shifter, a wooden dash and an Alpine CD player, along with a fire extinguisher. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "Barrett-Jackson: Johnny Cash's town car in the 10 cool cars, trucks for auction Wednesday," 15 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of roadster

circa 1760, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of roadster was circa 1760

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“Roadster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of roadster

: a car that has two seats and a fabric top that folds back

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