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Roadster   Listen
noun
Roadster  n.  
1.
(Naut.) A clumsy vessel that works its way from one anchorage to another by means of the tides.
2.
A horse that is accustomed to traveling on the high road, or is suitable for use on ordinary roads. "A sound, swift, well-fed hunter and roadster."
3.
A bicycle or tricycle adapted for common roads rather than for the racing track.
4.
One who drives much; a coach driver. (Eng.)
5.
A hunter who keeps to the roads instead of following the hounds across country. (Eng. Slang.)






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"Roadster" Quotes from Famous Books



... stud, sire; (female) mare, dam; (young) colt, foal, filly; (small) pony, tit, mustang; steed, charger, nag, gelding, cockhorse, cob, pad, padnag, roadster, punch, broncho, warragal, sumpter, centaur, hackney, jade, mestino, pintado, roan, bat horse, Bucephalus, Pegasus, Dobbin, Bayard, hobby-horse. Associated words: equine, equestrian, equestrianism, equestrienne, equerry, fractious, hostler, groom, hostlery, postilion, coachman, jockey, hippocampus, ...
— Putnam's Word Book • Louis A. Flemming

... names disclosed by Yager as follows: "Henry Plummer was chief of the band; Bill Bunton, stool pigeon and second in command; George Brown, secretary; Sam Bunton, roadster; Cyrus Skinner, fence, spy, and roadster; George Shears, horse thief and roadster; Frank Parish, horse thief and roadster; Hayes Lyons, telegraph man and roadster; Bill Hunter, telegraph man and roadster; ...
— The Passing of the Frontier - A Chronicle of the Old West, Volume 26 in The Chronicles - Of America Series • Emerson Hough

... too. I knew you'd wish to finish the work at Haven Home. The touring car or my roadster are always at your service to take you there. You know you love to drive the roadster. It's already as much yours as mine. You can always take one of your girl friends with you. It's bully in you to be so brave about it. It helps me more than I can say." Tom caught ...
— Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer • Jessie Graham Flower

... way back to the house he had outlined the facts for her. His father had driven out to the farm in his open roadster a week ago Sunday to see how he and Graham were getting on—driven out alone, though he had spoken the night before, over the telephone, of bringing Paula with him. For some reason that hadn't come off. Dad had seemed well enough, then, though rather tired and ...
— Mary Wollaston • Henry Kitchell Webster

... tied hand and foot. His admiration was as vivid as his red roadster. It was as unabashed and clamant as his motor horn. He reveled in her. He monopolized her. In his own words, he lapped ...
— The Innocent Adventuress • Mary Hastings Bradley

... occasionally by four old fat horses, and driven by a jolly old coachman, in which his old lady and his old maiden sister ride; for he seldom gets into it himself, thinking it a thing fit only for women and children, preferring infinitely the back of Jack, his old roadster. ...
— Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 4, September, 1850 • Various

... use. A big gray roadster was overtaking us. The driver crowded us over to the very edge of the road, then shot ahead, and, where the road narrowed down, deliberately pulled up across the road in such a way that we had to run into him ...
— The Treasure-Train • Arthur B. Reeve

... splash in the water, a shower of sparkling drops as the osprey arose, a fish vainly struggling in its talons, and from a dusty gray roadster, which had halted along the highway while the occupant watched the hawk, there ...
— The Golf Course Mystery • Chester K. Steele

... voice to a treble. "This is Banks, the miner you was trying to talk into buying that little red car last week; roadster I think you said 'twas. Well, I want you to fire up and run down to the Rainier-Grand quick ...
— The Rim of the Desert • Ada Woodruff Anderson



Words linked to "Roadster" :   carriage, car, auto, two-seater, motorcar, rig



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