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roadster

[rohd-ster] /ˈroʊd stər/
noun
1.
an early automobile having an open body, a single seat for two or three persons, and a large trunk or a rumble seat.
2.
a horse for riding or driving on the road.
Origin of roadster
1735-1745
First recorded in 1735-45; road + -ster
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  • Andy could see now that it was a roadster, low-hung, ponderous, to keep the road.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • For her share she wanted her father's roadster, and she meant to have it.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Let you in, and then I'll run the roadster around to the garage.

  • Some one other than Worth had been in there when Worth put up the roadster.

  • I locked the study door, went back to my roadster, and headed her uptown.

  • When they reëntered the roadster, Ben spoke to him before he started the car.

    In Apple-Blossom Time

    Clara Louise Burnham
  • It started because of that defective spark-plug in the engine of the roadster.

  • The touring car or my roadster are always at your service to take you there.

    Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer Jessie Graham Flower
  • Bring Landy with you, as we can all three ride to Adot in my roadster.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
  • "Looks like we were stranded," says I, as we fetches up at the roadster once more.

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
British Dictionary definitions for roadster

roadster

/ˈrəʊdstə/
noun
1.
an open car, esp one seating only two
2.
a kind of bicycle
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Word Origin and History for roadster
n.

"open two-seat automobile," 1908; earlier a light, horse-drawn carriage (1892); a horse for riding (1818); "a ship lying near the shore" (1744), from road (n.) + -ster.

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