sports car

noun

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

But for Corvette to remain among the super-sports car elite, to be considered by millennials in their prime spending years, the design had to go mid-engine. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2019 Corvette ZR1: The Last, and Best, of Its Kind," 28 Nov. 2018 Factory teams will come and go, but a sports car series like IMSA lives and dies by its privateers. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The Petit Le Mans: More proof we’re in a golden age for sportscar racing," 18 Oct. 2018 The new Supra is a big part of Toyota trying to reassemble its cred as a sports car builder. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "What To Know About the 2019 Toyota Supra," 11 Oct. 2018 The single-seater sports car concept teases the way Infiniti will address electric luxury in our not-so-distant future. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Infiniti’s new electric concept car can only be described as vintage future," 25 Aug. 2018 The company offered a raft of technical details to wet the whistle of those eager to get their hands on what is sure to be a very fast, ridiculously expensive electric sports car. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Aston Martin teases its first battery-electric sports car, the Rapide E," 12 Sep. 2018 Courtesy of Timberleaf Trailers There are plenty of large campers out there, from Sprinter vans that can sleep a family of six to giant Class A RVs that store a sports car in a mobile garage. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Tiny teardrop trailer sleeps 2 for under $12,000," 22 Aug. 2018 In the video, Key! channels nostalgic energy with old footage from The Price Is Right and light effects while Kenny Beats hang in the background sitting up in an sports car. Ashley Lyle, Billboard, "Key! and Kenny Beats Release '777 Volume 1' Project and 'Kelly Price Freestyle' Music Video: Premiere," 4 May 2018 After years of making fine, tossable cars such as the Celica Supra, AE86, and MR-2, Toyota gave up the sports car market at the turn of the new century. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "What To Know About the 2019 Toyota Supra," 11 Oct. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'sports car.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of sports car

1919, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about sports car

Share sports car

Statistics for sports car

Last Updated

10 Dec 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for sports car

The first known use of sports car was in 1919

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for sports car

sports car

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sports car

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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on sports car

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with sports car

Spanish Central: Translation of sports car

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about sports car

Comments on sports car

What made you want to look up sports car? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to make faulty or ineffective

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!