Definition of targa in English:

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targa

Pronunciation: /ˈtɑːɡə/

noun

[usually as modifier] trademark
A type of convertible sports car with a hood or panel that can be removed, leaving a central roll bar for passenger safety: a targa roof
More example sentences
  • Though the Italian supercar is actually 44 lb lighter than the Porsche, the Ferrari should have a weight advantage because its roof is fixed, whereas the German contender has removable targa panels.
  • Toyota introduced the Soarer Aero Cabin in 1989, which was equipped with an electronically operated metal-top targa roof.
  • In my gown I pulled off the targa top and headed towards Spago.

Origin

Italian, literally 'shield', given as a name to a model of Porsche with a detachable hood (1965), probably suggested by the Targa Florio ( 'Florio Shield'), a motor time trial held annually in Sicily.

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