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 From there, though, their paths will officially fork in separate directions, as O'Ward waits for a new teammate for 2021 after a likely top-five finish in the championship, while Askew hopes to find his next step in open-wheel or sports car racing. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, "Pato O'Ward to return to Arrow McLaren SP for 2021 IndyCar season," 13 Oct. 2020 Nissan has built up the anticipation for the new sports car with several teasers, including ones that revealed the Z could have a manual transmission. Colin Beresford, Car and Driver, "How to Watch the Nissan Z Proto Make Its Debut Live on Sept. 15," 14 Sep. 2020 The video appears to show the driver of a sports car turning circles three times in a matter of seconds on the bridge, coming perilously close to the guardrails on the three-lane span that rises as much as 186 feet above the bay. Washington Post, "Man charged with reckless driving in Chesapeake Bay Bridge incident posted to social media," 1 Oct. 2020 After years of hints and teases, the public finally got to see the car that will spawn a new Toyota sports car in the metal. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, "986-HP Toyota GR Super Sport Hypercar Makes First Public Appearance At Le Mans," 20 Sep. 2020 Root could be the youngest driver in the race, which draws 60 cars from the leading sports car factories and racing teams in the world. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Encinitas driver Max Root reaches Le Mans pinnacle at 21," 18 Sep. 2020 The 24 Hours of Le Mans sports car race begins today. David Clark Scott, The Christian Science Monitor, "Monday Sunrise Briefing: W. Coast wildfires or 'climate fires'?," 14 Sep. 2020 America's sports car will almost definitely come along on that ride. Peter Valdes-dapena For Cnn Business, CNN, "Joe Biden predicts there will be an electric Corvette and he's probably right," 9 Aug. 2020 The Panamera’s sheer physical presence is always a surprise, its size disguised by styling that leans heavily on the brand’s classic 911 sports car. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S can hit 196 mph with stunning, immediate power," 23 Sep. 2020

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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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20 Oct 2020

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“Sports car.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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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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