- a style of automobile in which the rear deck lid and window lift open as a unit.
Origin of hatchback
Also called liftback.
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- a sloping rear end of a car having a single door that is lifted to open
- (as modifier)a hatchback model
- a car having such a rear end
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Word Origin and History for hatchback
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