tonneau cover


Definition of tonneau cover

: a cover (as of fabric) that protects the unoccupied rear seating compartment of a convertible or roadster also : a lid (as of fabric or aluminum) that covers the bed of a pickup truck

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Recent Examples on the Web Note that tonneau covers come in a wide range of prices. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Features You Need in a Pickup Tonneau Cover," 8 Apr. 2020 An additional 28 pounds of miscellaneous weight will be dropped through the removal of the rear heating ducts, tonneau cover, wiper blade, and sound-deadening materials. Maxwell B. Mortimer, Car and Driver, "For 2021, Honda Civic Type R Adds a Race-Focused Limited Edition," 20 Feb. 2020 In addition, the two stanchions supporting the wing double as air intakes to cool the engine mounted under what appeared to be a tonneau cover on the pickup bed. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "'Flying Car Mode' and other secrets of the 2020 Corvette Stingray," 21 Feb. 2020 Vault) has a working tonneau cover, tailgate, and loading ramp. Roberto Baldwin, Car and Driver, "Radio-Controlled Tesla Cybertruck Comes with Cracked-Window Decal," 21 Feb. 2020 An available spray-in bed liner, bed divider, and tonneau cover provide additional cargo security. Arv Voss, Houston Chronicle, "2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon: Part truck and mountain goat," 15 Nov. 2019 The Limited Black Edition also comes with its own 22-inch black wheels, tonneau cover and sport hood. Houston Chronicle, "2020 vision at Texas State Fair: Factory-customized Ram trucks," 27 Sep. 2019 The truck is believed to be a 2016 or newer, standard edition Toyota Tacoma SR5 with a tonneau cover and a bug visor, Vermont State Police said in a Facebook post., "Vermont State Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a silver pickup truck as part the investigation into the death of a Boston delivery driver found shot and killed on the side of Route 103 earlier this month.," 13 Nov. 2019 The roll-up style tonneau cover ($495) will tuck behind the back window. Mark Maynard, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Jeep Gladiator: the mudder of midsize pickups," 14 July 2019

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First Known Use of tonneau cover

1905, in the meaning defined above

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“Tonneau cover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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