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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Look for scarecrow-building, face-painting, food, antique cars and roadsters, hay rides and more. Lois Szymanski,, "Central Carroll: Westminster church hosting Apple Festival and Car Show; walk aims to fight hunger; Peace Day," 9 Sep. 2019 Starting price for the coupe was $30,500 and $32,850 for the roadster. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Audi TT 20th Anniversary Edition is a tribute to an icon," 17 Aug. 2019 Previous Falcon Heavy launches each carried a single large payload—a Tesla roadster and an Arab telecommunication satellite—but this launch will carry two dozen satellites into Earth orbit. Daniel Oberhaus, WIRED, "SpaceX Is Launching a Solar Sail the Size of a Boxing Ring," 24 June 2019 Disney feature films, from the start, have been like classic roadsters: hard, shiny, streamlined, and fuelled by compulsory fun. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "Does “The Lion King” Need C.G.I.?," 19 July 2019 From a distance the Zero is indistinguishable from any other concours-quality, drop-dead gorgeous Series 1.5 roadster (with the covered headlamps), except for the absence of the low-slung dual exhaust pipes. WSJ, "1968 Jaguar E-Type Zero: Revamping the Vintage Roadster as an Electric Car," 5 Oct. 2018 Wrangler Two-Door Sport starting MSRP: $29,540 2019 MAZDA MX-5 Miata The Miata is a two-seat roadster that prioritizes thrills over frills. Washington Post, "Edmunds: Fun-to-drive new cars for a quarter-life crisis," 19 June 2019 Rick Wojan of Greenville, S.C., 56, director of international sales at Professional Tool Products, a manufacturer of tools and equipment, on his 1972 Jaguar E-Type roadster, as told to A.J. Baime. A.j. Baime, WSJ, "A Jaguar Worth Waiting Two Decades For," 16 Apr. 2019 Without this metal underbrush, the roadsters’s fuselage is even tapered and torpedo-like. WSJ, "1968 Jaguar E-Type Zero: Revamping the Vintage Roadster as an Electric Car," 5 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of roadster

circa 1760, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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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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