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or low-rid·er or low rider  (lō′rī′dər)
1. A customized car whose springs have been shortened so that the chassis rides close to the ground, often equipped with hydraulic lifts that can be controlled by the driver.
2. A person who drives such a car.

low′rid′er adj.


1. (Automotive Engineering) a car with a body or chassis close to the ground, usually with modified suspension
2. (Automotive Engineering) automobiles a person who drives such a car
3. (Cycle Racing) cycle racing a bicycle with a frame and seat close to the ground


(ˈloʊˈraɪ dər)

n. Slang.
1. a customized car fitted with hydraulic jacks that permit lowering of the chassis nearly to the road.
2. a person who drives such a car.
[1960–65, Amer.]
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Lowriders in Chicano culture; from low to slow to show.
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The car show features spectacular customized vehicles ranging from traditional lowriders and bombs -- defined as 1955 and older -- to trucks, SUVs, luxury models, sport compacts, bicycles and tricycles.
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Hundreds of highly customized vehicles in categories ranging from Traditional Lowriders, Bombs -- defined as 1954 and older -- Trucks and SUVs to Luxury, Custom Compacts, Bicycles and Tricycles in addition to a day full of festivities make Lowrider Super Show 2003 the largest ever.