Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A convertible automobile.

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  • n. A convertible automobile.

Etymologies

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rag +‎ top

Examples

  • The Mk II ragtop is about 3 inches longer than the first-gen; same wheelbase, nearly the same width and height.

    Mini Cooper convertible is cute but quirky

  • While the ragtop is a bit slower to 60 mph (4.9 seconds, compared with 4.6 for the coupe) and a half-second more leisurely through the quarter-mile (13.4 seconds), the retracted top cures the low-roof coupe's biggest functional liability: massive rear-quarter blind spots and desperately limited outward visibility.

    A Genuine Ragtop Road Monster, Leaks and All

  • Audi is probably going to pull the trigger on a Q5 cabrio soon, and Jeep has been making a ragtop Wrangler since the Earth cooled.

    A Nissan at CrossPurposes With Competence

  • More from the dynamics notebook: Not surprisingly for a front-engine V8 convertible, the SS ragtop is a little nose-heavy and the engineers have thoughtfully dialed in an additional degree of protective understeer, lest you, in an exuberant moment, wipe out your neighbor's display of wooden duck windmills.

    A Genuine Ragtop Road Monster, Leaks and All

  • General Motors The 2011 Camaro Convertible Chevrolet reports that the new Camaro SS convertible, a ragtop version of America's hillbilly Veyron, weighs a mere 246 pounds more than the SS coupe.

    A Genuine Ragtop Road Monster, Leaks and All

  • General Motors Not surprisingly for a front-engine V8 convertible, the SS ragtop is a little nose-heavy and the engineers have thoughtfully dialed in an additional degree of protective understeer.

    Ragtop Road Monster

  • Mini Cooper ragtop now using the updated chassis and drivetrain that's been in the hardtop for several years.

    Mini Cooper convertible is cute but quirky

  • What, do the ragtop cops come 'round every month and make sure you met a quota?

    Mini Cooper convertible is cute but quirky

  • The ragtop had been using a lower-tech 1. 6-liter of different design and manufacture.

    Mini Cooper convertible is cute but quirky

  • Part of me wanted him to buy that Saab ragtop, and not just because it was a classy s et of wheels: I saw it as a magic carpet.

    I Love Her, but She May Be Too Expensive

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