roadster

[ rohd-ster ]
/ ˈroʊd stər /

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.

Nearby words

  1. roadrailer,
  2. roadroller,
  3. roadrunner,
  4. roadside,
  5. roadstead,
  6. roadway,
  7. roadwork,
  8. roadworks,
  9. roadworthy,
  10. roam

Origin of roadster

First recorded in 1735–45; road + -ster

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British Dictionary definitions for roadster

roadster

/ (ˈrəʊdstə) /

noun

an open car, esp one seating only two
a kind of bicycle
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Word Origin and History for roadster

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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