touring car


Definition of touring car

: an automobile suitable for distance driving: such as
a : a vintage automobile with two cross seats, usually four doors, and a folding top : phaeton sense 2
b : a modern usually 2-door sedan as distinguished from a sports car

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Examples of touring car in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No, with the Roma, Ferrari focused on making a 21st-century grand-touring car with an almost all-digital interface and without a goofy retractable roof. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, "2021 Ferrari Roma: The Beauty of 612 Horsepower," 26 Nov. 2020 Roughly 18 months ago, team owner Roger Penske and team president Tim Cindric approached their dominant touring car driver with a proposition, knowing his lifelong dream of racing in the United States. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, "Team Penske announces Scott McLaughlin will drive fourth full-time IndyCar entry in 2021," 24 Oct. 2020 Later that same year, Zanardi competed in a touring car race at Monza, Italy. Jim Ayello, The Indianapolis Star, "5 things to know about race car driver Alex Zanardi," 23 June 2020 His entire garage burned down and destroyed all his tour cars. Helena Wegner, azcentral, "Evacuation order in Cave Creek lifted Tuesday afternoon," 2 June 2020 Inside the touring car’s trunk is a horizontal platform near the bottom. Vern Parker, Houston Chronicle, "1935 Chrysler Airstream a big touring car," 14 Feb. 2020 The Chrysler Airstream touring car blended in nicely with other cars on the streets in 1935. Vern Parker, Houston Chronicle, "1935 Chrysler Airstream a big touring car," 14 Feb. 2020 Fall of 1926 found Edmund Broder and two hunting buddies heading to hunting camp in a 1914 Model T and a 1924 McLaughlin touring car west of Edmonton, Alberta. Pj Delhomme, Outdoor Life, "The Top 40 Typical and Nontypical Mule Deer of All Time," 1 Jan. 2020 For that kind of money, Aston Martin does a better job of mixing comfort and fun with its touring car, the DB11. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, "The McLaren GT: A $210,000 supercar for everyday driving," 20 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of touring car

1903, in the meaning defined above

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9 Dec 2020

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“Touring car.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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