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

Examples of roadster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rocket carries a red Tesla roadster into space, replete with a fake astronaut in the driver’s seat. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 13 June 2021 The Danish company has just unveiled the McLaren Elva Speed Champions set that allows auto enthusiasts to hand-assemble their very own version of the luxe open-top roadster just like the marque does at its facility in Woking, England. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 2 June 2021 The V12 Speedster's other chassis settings are also softer than those of the Vantage roadster. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 25 May 2021 This Esperante Spyder GT is finished in special-order Alubeam Silver, a Mercedes-Benz paint color that complements the soft curves and aggressive stance of the roadster. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 3 May 2021 As the vehicle was engineered for both coupe and roadster configurations, there's very little compromise with the $161,000 Roadster. Michael Harley, Forbes, 7 May 2021 Its proportions and scale project a traditional look in the spirit of a 1960s-era roadster, though nothing about the car is retro, and in fact, the design still looks fresh today and is likely to survive into the future without appearing dated. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 3 May 2021 The roadster marks a return to open-top sports cars for a brand that has spent most of its time churning out generic compacts and crossover SUVs since it was acquired by Chinese conglomerate SAIC Motor in the aughts. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 2 Apr. 2021 In honor of that new role, Aston has released this roadgoing Vantage F1 Edition with similar upgrades to the track model, which will be available as a coupe or a roadster. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 21 Mar. 2021

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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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18 Jun 2021

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“Roadster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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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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