roadster

[rohd-ster]

noun

an early automobile having an open body, a single seat for two or three persons, and a large trunk or a rumble seat.
a horse for riding or driving on the road.

Origin of roadster

First recorded in 1735–45; road + -ster
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roadster

noun

an open car, esp one seating only two
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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