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liftback

liftback  n.— «What’s wrong with the word “hatchback”? Apparently there’s enough of a negative stigma associated with the designation to make most car manufacturers’ marketing departments dub their “5-door...

bakkie

bakkie  n.— «“It is strange that we are prepared to travel in a car with a Colored, and allow him to ride on our bakkie (pickup truck) on the farm,” Botha said, “but when he wants to live close to you, then there is trouble...

brodie

brodie  n.— «Spying a largish dirt lot off the road, B. turned into it and began whipping brodies in the lot. (For the uninitiated, this is making your car spin in circles fast.) This teenage tradition probably has a little to do with the...

flying fox

flying fox n. a hand-grip or riding car suspended by pulley from a cable along which one can roll above the ground; a zip line. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

hack-up

hack-up  n.— «Mr. Salazar had to visit…the Taxi and Limousine Commission center in Woodside, Queens, for his rate card, used car inspection and “hack-up,” the actual affixing of his new medallion to the hood of his car...

flat

flat  adj.— «Bryan Herta needed just four laps to get “flat,” racing parlance for feeling comfortable enough in a car to press the gas pedal and not let up.» —“Herta makes quick return” by Phillip B...