notchback

[ noch-bak ]
/ ˈnɒtʃˌbæk /

noun

a style of back for an automobile in which there is a sharp vertical drop-off from the roof line to the trunk.
an automobile having such a back.

Nearby words

  1. notate,
  2. notation,
  3. notch,
  4. notch baby,
  5. notch effect,
  6. notched collar,
  7. notchy,
  8. note,
  9. note broker,
  10. note of hand

Compare fastback.

Origin of notchback

1960–65; notch + back1, on the model of hatchback, fastback, etc.

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