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 It’s also been reported that the range can plunge to just 200 miles without the beds tonneau cover. Lawrence Hodge / Jalopnik, Quartz, 11 Apr. 2024 The original vinyl tonneau cover, rubber floor mats, and spare wheel—wearing its vintage Goodyear Blue Streak racing tire—all remain as well. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 22 Sep. 2023 The Platinum Black also includes standard power-deploying running boards with a gloss black finish, reflective black lightning badges, and a soft-shell black tonneau cover to hide a Batcycle under. Umar Shakir, The Verge, 24 Aug. 2023 Eight layers of insulation acoustically dampen road noise, and when lowered, the K-fold roof sits low beneath a hard tonneau cover to create an elegant tail, which is punctuated by a deployable spoiler using the Aston Martin Aeroblade system. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 14 Aug. 2023 An array of accessories will be offered, from a waterproof canvas canopy to a roof rack and a lockable tonneau cover. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 13 July 2023 Both photos, the second of which was taken from outside the vehicle, also show a center console that features a cover similar to the truck bed’s tonneau cover. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 26 May 2023 The sliding cover for the console looks to mimic the tonneau cover for the truck bed. Jack Fitzgerald, Car and Driver, 26 May 2023 The Maverick’s bed is a little longer at 54.4 inches, but the Santa Cruz’s 48.4-inch bed features a waterproof storage area underneath, and high trim levels include a locking tonneau cover that rolls away into a hidden compartment when it’s not needed. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 16 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tonneau cover was in 1905

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“Tonneau cover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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