Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An automobile designed to look like a convertible but having a rigidly fixed, hard top.

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  • noun UK the removable roof of a convertible or sports car which is made of a rigid material.
  • noun UK a car with such a roof.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a car that resembles a convertible but has a fixed rigid top

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Examples

  • The delivery of the vehicle include a hardtop, which is recommended in the winter instead of the fabric top folds normally used for the Mercedes Benz SL 600. 1.

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  • I think the hardtop is a better-looking car than the convertible, but the fun factor no doubt compensates for this Buick's owners.

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  • It's cheaper, it's a four-seater and it's a trendy hard top (I'm still a soft-top guy myself, but the hardtop is the one making waves).

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  • Other matters of concern: The conventional Murano hardtop has about 32 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats.

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  • Audi's R8 GT Spyder is lighter, faster and more powerful than its hardtop counterpart.

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  • Like the Sebring, the 200 is the largest four-passenger convertible sold and will be offered with either a folding steel hardtop or a soft top.

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  • Audi's R8 GT Spyder is lighter, faster and more powerful than its hardtop counterpart.

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  • Chevy's chassis boffins have reinforced the convertible so that it is at least as stiff as the coupe—despite its lacking the cross-bracing rigidity of a hardtop—and the shock and spring rates are just as flinty as the coupe's.

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  • Audi's R8 GT Spyder is lighter, faster and more powerful than its hardtop counterpart.

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  • Audi's R8 GT Spyder is lighter, faster and more powerful than its hardtop counterpart.

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