hatchback

[ hach-bak ]
/ ˈhætʃˌbæk /

noun

a style of automobile in which the rear deck lid and window lift open as a unit.

Origin of hatchback

First recorded in 1965–70; hatch2 + back1
Also called liftback.
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British Dictionary definitions for hatchback

hatchback

/ (ˈhætʃˌbæk) /

noun

  1. a sloping rear end of a car having a single door that is lifted to open
  2. (as modifier)a hatchback model
a car having such a rear end
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Word Origin and History for hatchback

hatchback


type of rear door of an automobile, 1970, from hatch (n.) + back (n.).

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