What does hatchback mean?

Definitions for hatchbackˈhætʃˌbæk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hatchback.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hatchback(noun)

    a car having a hatchback door

  2. hatchback, hatchback door(noun)

    a sloping rear car door that is lifted to open


  1. hatchback(Noun)

    A car with a sloping, hinged rear door that opens upwards.

  2. hatchback(Noun)

    The door itself.


  1. Hatchback

    A hatchback is a type of car which has both a sloped back and a rear door that swings upwards when opened. Hatchbacks tend to have some common features, such as a shared passenger and cargo area, but the definition of "hatchback" depends only on the sloped back and the rear door. Station wagons, sport utility vehicles, and minivans are different than hatchbacks because their rear sections are mostly vertical. In addition, these types of cars always have a D-pillar while hatchbacks do not. While pillars are not mentioned in the formal definition of a "hatchback," car makers do use this difference when naming automobiles. Likewise, a sedan could technically be considered a hatchback by some definitions, but in practice they are separate categories especially if the trunk lid is considered a feature separate from a door. While sedans have a separate area for cargo, hatchbacks have a two-box design where the passenger area and cargo area are combined. The hatchback body style appeared as early as the 1930s, but according the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the term itself dates to 1970. The hatchback body style has been marketed worldwide on cars ranging in size from superminis to small family cars, as well as executive cars.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hatchback in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hatchback in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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  1. Martin Winterkorn:

    We will bring a budget-car family to market in 2018, with an SUV, saloon and hatchback.

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