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hatch +‎ back


hatchback (plural hatchbacks)

  1. A car with a sloping, hinged rear door that opens upwards.
    Synonym: hatchback car
    • 2007 July 21, Siobhan Ryan, “Hit and run driver kills cyclist”, in The Argus[1]:
      The accident happened in Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne, when the 26-year-old male victim was struck by a small dark hatchback.
    • 2023 November 5, Andrew Anthony, “Monsters of the road: what should the UK do about SUVs?”, in The Guardian[2], →ISSN:
      As I tentatively reverse, I have a sense of foreboding, unsure I’ll be able to control this overgrown mechanical beast. I am posing to the salesman as someone who is seeking maximum protection on the city roads, yet I suspect that I look very much like a man who usually drives a tiny hatchback.
  2. The door itself.

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hatchback m (plural hatchbacks)

  1. hatchback