hatchback

[hach-bak]
noun
a style of automobile in which the rear deck lid and window lift open as a unit.
Also called liftback.


Origin:
1965–70; hatch2 + back1

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hatchback (ˈhætʃˌbæk)
 
n
1.  a.  a sloping rear end of a car having a single door that is lifted to open
 b.  (as modifier): a hatchback model
2.  a car having such a rear end

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One's a mid-sized hatchback with loads of standard equipment while the other is a sub-compact with no frills at all.
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