[ hach-bak ]
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  1. a style of automobile in which the rear deck lid and window lift open as a unit.

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Origin of hatchback

First recorded in 1965–70; hatch2 + back1

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British Dictionary definitions for hatchback


/ (ˈhætʃˌbæk) /

    • a sloping rear end of a car having a single door that is lifted to open

    • (as modifier): a hatchback model

  1. a car having such a rear end

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