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An automobile designed to look like a convertible but having a rigidly fixed, hard top.
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1. (Automotive Engineering) a car equipped with a metal or plastic roof that is sometimes detachable
2. (Automotive Engineering) the detachable hard roof of some sports cars
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a style of car having a rigid metal top and no center posts between the side windows.
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Noun1.hardtop - a car that resembles a convertible but has a fixed rigid top
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
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