Strictly speaking, a car with no roll-up windows and a completely removable top. The windows are usually plexiglass inserts. In England, this is known as an OTS (open two seater). Examples include early Jaguars and Austin-Healeys. Not to be confused with convertibles or DHCs (drop-head coupes).

Road"ster (?), n.

1. Naut.

A clumsy vessel that works its way from one anchorage to another by means of the tides.

Ham. Nav. Encyc.


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. Thackeray.


A bicycle or tricycle adapted for common roads rather than for the racing track.


One who drives much; a coach driver.



A hunter who keeps to the roads instead of following the hounds across country.

[Eng. Slang.]


© Webster 1913.

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