roadster

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n roadster a small lightweight carriage; drawn by a single horse
    • n roadster an open automobile having a front seat and a rumble seat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Roadster A bicycle or tricycle adapted for common roads rather than for the racing track.
    • Roadster (Naut) A clumsy vessel that works its way from one anchorage to another by means of the tides.
    • Roadster A horse that is accustomed to traveling on the high road, or is suitable for use on ordinary roads. "A sound, swift, well-fed hunter and roadster ."
    • Roadster A hunter who keeps to the roads instead of following the hounds across country.
    • Roadster One who drives much; a coach driver.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n roadster A horse driven or ridden on the road, used in driving for pleasure and for light work rather than for draft.
    • n roadster A person much accustomed to driving; a coach-driver.
    • n roadster In hunting, one who keeps to the road instead of riding across country.
    • n roadster A tricycle or bicycle built strongly for road use, as distinguished from one intended for racing.
    • n roadster Nautical, a vessel which works by tides, and seeks some known road to await turn of tide and change of wind. Also roader. Admiral Smyth.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Roadster a horse for driving or riding on the road: a coach-driver: a bicycle, or tricycle
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. rád, a riding—rád, pa.t. of rídan, to ride.

Usage

In literature:

One of the servants will bring your roadster around to the door.
"The Last Woman" by Ross Beeckman
But as it was the man driving the roadster, rather than the car itself, Uncle Jabez had spoken of, Ruth gave her attention to him.
"Ruth Fielding on the St. Lawrence" by Alice B. Emerson
He is a beautiful horse in appearance, and then he is an excellent roadster, and a well-trained hunter.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 385. November, 1847." by Various
They had the Gomez roadster shipped to them from New York.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
He dumped the apparatus he was carrying into the rear compartment of the roadster.
"The Raid on the Termites" by Paul Ernst
Would Mary mind coming over if he called in the roadster?
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
Stan paused beside the sleek roadster.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
Have another cup of coffee while I telephone, then I'll put the roadster in and open up down there.
"The Million-Dollar Suitcase" by Alice MacGowan
After the meal and a brief rest for the horses, they drove on, still in silence, the colts trotting steadily now like old, sedate roadsters.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
It was really a roadster, but a small seat opened up in the back to accommodate two people.
"Polly's Senior Year at Boarding School" by Dorothy Whitehill
The gray horse proved a good roadster and covered many a mile before midday.
"The Adventures of Puss in Boots, Jr." by David Cory
O'Malley and Stan climbed out of a Bentley roadster and hurried across the street to the squadron gateway.
"A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F." by Rutherford G. Montgomery
The roadster had made a turn on two wheels and was going west.
""And That's How It Was, Officer"" by Ralph Sholto
His steady old roadster, however, fully took in the situation.
"Renshaw Fanning's Quest" by Bertram Mitford
The sheriff and the coroner arrived from Ochakee in a roadster soon after dawn.
"Kastle Krags" by Absalom Martin
It left me squinting after that departing roadster, in fact, with something more than perplexity nibbling at my heart.
"The Man Who Couldn't Sleep" by Arthur Stringer
AMERICAN ROADSTERS AND TROTTING HORSES.
"A Yankee from the West" by Opie Read
He took the wheel of the roadster.
"The Trail of Conflict" by Emilie Baker Loring
It is just like trying to make a pony cover the same ground as a roadster, declares a lover of hounds.
"Hunting Dogs" by Oliver Hartley
Penny parked the roadster and they went inside, searching the directory for Mr. Elfhedge's name.
"Penny Nichols and the Mystery of the Lost Key" by Joan Clark
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In news:

The Roadster can go from zero to sixty miles per hours in under four seconds, according to Tesla, and can travel about 250 miles on a charge.
2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster .
2011 Nissan 370Z Roadster .
1908 Ford Model S Roadster .
The Sport package adds $19,500 to the Roadster 's sticker, bringing the tab to $121,000.
1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K The Von Krieger Special Roadster .
BMW, Zagato team to build roadster .
A new high-tech sports vehicle hit the streets on Friday during this weekend's BRP Can-Am Spyder roadster factory demonstration at Leaders Marine.
The electric Tesla roadster is fast, fun to drive and far from cheap.
The models were of roadsters .
1968 Ford Mustang Roadster Convertible Back View.
1968 Ford Mustang Roadster Convertible Interior.
1968 Ford Mustang Roadster Convertible Front View.
Boise Roadster Show at Expo Idaho.
Mercedes-Benz's SLS AMG roadster powers up.
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