adjectivechiefly North American
(Especially of a car) recently made or of a recent design.
- ‘I was having fun driving late-model cars,’ Junior says.
- If you've ever used a cell phone, turned the key in the ignition of a late-model car, heated up lunch in a microwave or had a pacemaker installed, you've been touched by Kilby's legacy.
- When your late-model car's oxygen sensor goes on the fritz, it will impair operation of the catalytic converter and probably cause your car to flunk its next emission test.
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