Definition of tonneau in English:

tonneau

Syllabification: ton·neau
Pronunciation: /təˈnō, ˈtänō
 
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noun (plural tonneaus or tonneaux /təˈnōz, ˈtänōz/)

  • 1The part of an automobile, typically an open car, occupied by the back seats.
  • 1.1 short for tonneau cover.
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    • Lift the top approximately 8 in., press the button on the center console and the hard tonneau opens up.
    • Among the application areas that he thinks the process can be used for include exterior body panels of a wide assortment: vehicle hard tops, hard tonneaus, recreational vehicle and heavy truck sidewalls, and the like.
    • Composite inserts at the forward edge of the tonneau hide the mechanicals when the top is down.

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