Etymology
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roadster (n.)

"open two-seat automobile," 1908, from road (n.) + -ster. Earlier it was used in reference to a type of light, horse-drawn carriage (1892); a horse for riding for pleasure (1818); and "a ship lying near the shore and working by tides" (1744).

updated on September 04, 2021

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Definitions of roadster from WordNet

roadster (n.)
an open automobile having a front seat and a rumble seat;
Synonyms: runabout / two-seater
roadster (n.)
a small lightweight carriage; drawn by a single horse;
Synonyms: buggy
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