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

Examples of tonneau cover in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Hummer also has a power tonneau cover and power rear drop glass, for the full open-air experience. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 20 May 2021 The most exciting of the new batch of Shelbys is the 825-hp Super Snake ($133,785) and its Speedster variant (at a $4995 upcharge), featuring a hard tonneau cover where the top stows that runs up to the back of both headrests. Maxwell B. Mortimer, Car and Driver, 15 Mar. 2021 In back, the shallow cargo box is not tall enough with the tonneau cover installed to accommodate even a moderately sized cooler. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, 24 Nov. 2020 Installing a bed cover (also referred to as a tonneau cover) makes the truck more aerodynamic and can save you a mile or more per gallon. The Editors, Field & Stream, 16 July 2019 Other additions include tow hooks, a tri-fold tonneau cover, and 19-speaker Harman/Kardon sound system. Roberto Baldwin, Car and Driver, 4 Sep. 2020 Honda shaved off 46 pounds from the Type R Limited Edition by swapping out the standard 20-inch wheels for a set of lighter BBS wheels and removing the rear heating ducts, tonneau cover, wiper blade, and sound-deadening materials. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, 2 Sep. 2020 Note that tonneau covers come in a wide range of prices. The Editors, Field & Stream, 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, 20 Feb. 2020

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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 19 Jun. 2021.

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