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gull·wing

 (gŭl′wĭng′)
adj.
Hinged at the top so as to swing upward. Used of a type of automobile door.
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The gull-wing door design was immortalised in the 1985 Hollywood film starring Michael J Fox a few years after the collapse of the original manufacturing firm in West Belfast.
There are gull-wing door kits available, but those are best for show cars that mostly get used one Sunday a month.
A GULL-WING door, tabletop computer and lounge-like seating are all features of the latest concept offering from Kia, revealed at the Detroit Motor Show.
A gull-wing door allows easy access to dipsticks, filters, fill points and diagnostic hookups from ground level.
The framework for each gull-wing door takes the form of a right triangle constructed from the 2-inch-by-2-inch timber.
On the right side, service technicians can access the hydraulic valves, filter and reservoir through another gull-wing door.
It is believed the 180 mph Countach's gull-wing door - which opens up not out - failed to absorb the impact of the collision on a notoriously dangerous road.
Sporting a gull-wing door design, the X-Treme packs an astonishing punch through its 444 bhp engine which delivers its vast power to the rear wheels through a carbon-fibre reinforced clutch, a sequential six-speed, transaxle gearbox and a mechanical-action limited-slip differential.
To board it, I and my German co-pilot, Dr Thomas Gansicke, had to fold back the turret-like gull-wing door before settling into our lightweight magnesium-framed seats, situated one behind the other.
Just 999 of the Range SV Coupe produced Land Rover Could it have the DeLorean-style gull-wing doors that were featured on the Range Stormer concept, which was unveiled at the 2004 North American International Auto Show?
Two years ago, I suggested Musk create just such a halo car: "Put a sexier body on the Model S" - low-slung, fat tires, gull-wing doors and steal share from Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Porsche, Bentley and Bugatti.
Toyota says that it has been designed to achieve 'user-friendly city mobility' with gull-wing doors and joystick controls.