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.

1945–50; hard + top1

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hardtop (ˈhɑːdˌtɒp)
1.  a car equipped with a metal or plastic roof that is sometimes detachable
2.  the detachable hard roof of some sports cars

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Example sentences
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.
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