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hatchback Syllabification: hatch·back
Pronunciation: /ˈhaCHˌbak/

Definition of hatchback in English:


A car with a door across the full width at the back end that opens upward to provide easy access for loading.
Example sentences
  • Why aren't more different types of cars - namely hatchbacks, wagons and microcars - more readily available in the U.S.?
  • After all, if five seats are sufficient, why not just buy a regular hatchback / estate car?
  • The company says it is a crossover between a hatchback and a station wagon.

Words that rhyme with hatchback

saddleback • camelback

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