sports car


Definition of sports car

: a low small usually 2-passenger automobile designed for quick response, easy maneuverability, and high-speed driving

Examples of sports car in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ruggs, 22, is accused of causing the pre-dawn crash by driving drunk at speeds up to 156 mph with his girlfriend in his Corvette sports car. Ken Ritter, ajc, 11 Nov. 2021 Two witnesses said there was a brief struggle before the gunman shot Zheng, ran back to his black sports car and drove away. Sylvia Goodman,, 11 Nov. 2021 Still unfolding are the horrific details of the car accident Tuesday morning in which Raiders receiver Henry Ruggs III slammed his sports car into the rear of an SUV driven by a 23-year-old woman who died in the ensuing fire. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 6 Nov. 2021 Driving her European sports car instead of being chauffeured in a Rolls-Royce. New York Times, 4 Nov. 2021 Tesla got its start making luxury vehicles, beginning with its Roadster sports car, but has been striving to make plug-in cars more accessible. Nora Naughton, WSJ, 26 Oct. 2021 In an interview with the BBC earlier this week, Charles spoke out about his personal efforts to combat the climate crisis, which include pumping wine and cheese byproducts into his Aston Martin sports car to reduce his carbon footprint. Washington Post, 14 Oct. 2021 His original plan was to build an efficient sports car but by 2012 the fledgling company had switched focus to trucks and SUVs. Adrian Croft, Fortune, 10 Nov. 2021 But Holmes is too smart to dip into future years’ space to lease a high-mileage sports car when newer, better versions will be available next spring. Dave Birkett, USA TODAY, 8 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of sports car

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sports car was in 1919

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26 Nov 2021

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“Sports car.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sports car

: a low, small car that seats two people and that is made for fast driving

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