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

Definition of roadster

1a : 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
b : a light carriage : buggy
2a : a horse suitable for riding or driving on roads
b : a utility saddle horse of the hackney type

Examples of roadster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mercedes is not being shy about the latest generation of its venerable SL roadster. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 29 July 2022 It was determined on scene, that 30-year-old Isis Allen, was operating a 2020 Vanderhall Venice three-wheeled roadster east on W. Mitchell Ave, crossed the centerline and struck a concrete wall. Enquirer Staff, The Enquirer, 23 July 2022 If Ghost’s hefty front seats were wedged into that BMW Z4 M roadster, not only would some drivers be looking over the windshield frame, but the 0-60 sprint might rise above 4 seconds such is the weight. Mark Ewing, Forbes, 3 July 2022 The marque’s restoration division, Jaguar Classic, debuted a beautiful 1965 Series 1 E-type roadster just in time for the event’s 15-car pageant on Sunday. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 6 June 2022 The new prototype will be on display at Goodwood along with Polestar’s electric roadster concept and the Polestar 2 BST Edition 270. Jack Fitzgerald, Car and Driver, 14 June 2022 Beauty, hedonism, and nostalgia, daubed with masochism, compel my Bring a Trailer pick of the day, a 2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage roadster. Jonathon Ramsey, Car and Driver, 15 Mar. 2022 Polestar has announced plans to increase its two-car lineup with a medium-size SUV, a compact SUV and a sports sedan by 2024, as well as the Polestar O2, an electric roadster concept car. Jennifer Korn, CNN, 4 Apr. 2022 Pricing comes in at $501,953 for the Ultimae coupe, $550,542 for the roadster. Nicholas Wallace, Car and Driver, 5 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of roadster

circa 1760, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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“Roadster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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