Part of speech: adjective

Barrel like; said of the body of certain motor cars.

Part of speech: noun

A barrel like body of certain motor cars.

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Usage examples "tonneau":

  1. It is true, he was delighted on learning that he was expected to take Patricia to Cedarcrest, but he was just as greatly disappointed by the idea that Agnes and Frances Houston were to occupy the tonneau of his car, and therefore he planned to avoid the disturbing element. - "The Last Woman", Ross Beeckman.
  2. Directly beneath them an automobile was moving along, and as Frank gazed downward for a fraction of a second he saw a man, seated in the tonneau, place a glittering object to his shoulder. - "The Boy Aviators' Treasure Quest", Captain Wilbur Lawton (pseudonym for John Henry Goldfrap).
  3. She and I will sit in the tonneau, as quiet as two kittens, while you and Jack in front can talk over all your adventures since you met, and forget our existence. - "The Princess Passes", Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson.