roadster
noun Date: circa 1812 1. a. a horse suitable for riding or driving on roads b. a utility saddle horse of the hackney type 2. a. a light carriage ; buggy b. an automobile with an open body that seats two and has a folding fabric top and often a luggage compartment or rumble seat in the rear

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(fitted for the road),


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  • roadster — [rōd′stər] n. ☆ 1. an earlier type of open automobile with a single seat for two or three persons, a fabric top, and a luggage compartment or rumble seat 2. a horse for riding or driving on the road …   English World dictionary

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