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Derived from road +‎ -ster.


roadster ‎(plural roadsters)

  1. a sea-going vessel riding at anchor in a road or bay.
  2. (nautical) A clumsy vessel that works its way from one anchorage to another by means of the tides.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ham. Nav. Encyc to this entry?)
  3. (archaic) A horse for riding on the road.
    • William Thackeray
      a sound, swift, well-fed hunter and roadster
  4. A bicycle, or tricycle, adapted for common roads, rather than for the racing track, usually of classic style & steel-framed.
  5. (Britain, dated) One who drives much; a coach driver.
  6. (Britain, dated, slang) A hunter who keeps to the roads instead of following the hounds across country.
  7. An open automobile having a front seat and a rumble seat.
  8. A person who lives along the road.


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