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[hahrd-top] /ˈhɑrdˌtɒp/
a style of car having a rigid metal top and no center posts between windows.
Also called hardtop convertible. a similar style of car that is designed to resemble a convertible.
Origin of hardtop
1945-50; hard + top1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for hardtop
  • It is the only car on the road with a folding power hardtop that also has a power tilt-and-slide sunroof.
  • The removable hardtop combines the practicality of a coupe with the al fresco fun of a roadster.
  • The electric vehicles, with their one-plus-one seating layouts, are to be shown in hardtop and roadster body styles.
  • Seek shelter inside a building or in a hardtop vehicle, but don't touch any of the metal inside.
  • If lightning is occurring and a sturdy shelter is not available, get inside a hardtop automobile and keep the windows up.
  • One of the bigger problems of the area is access from the ports themselves to the hardtop.
  • There is a kindergarten playground, a large upper and lower field and a hardtop play area.
  • The removal of the building would increase the amount of landscaping to hardtop ratio.
British Dictionary definitions for hardtop


a car equipped with a metal or plastic roof that is sometimes detachable
the detachable hard roof of some sports cars
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for hardtop


  1. A car with a metal roof, esp one resembling a convertible or with a convertible counterpart (1940s+)
  2. A paved area or road: Park over there on the hardtop (1950s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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