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hatchback

[hach-bak] /ˈhætʃˌbæk/
noun
1.
a style of automobile in which the rear deck lid and window lift open as a unit.
Also called liftback.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; hatch2 + back1
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Examples for hatchback
  • One's a mid-sized hatchback with loads of standard equipment while the other is a sub-compact with no frills at all.
British Dictionary definitions for hatchback

hatchback

/ˈhætʃˌbæk/
noun
1.
  1. a sloping rear end of a car having a single door that is lifted to open
  2. (as modifier) a hatchback model
2.
a car having such a rear end
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Word Origin and History for hatchback

type of rear door of an automobile, 1970, from hatch (n.) + back (n.).

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