Definition of "subcompact" [subcompact]

  • An automobile smaller than a compact. (noun)

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Use "subcompact" in a sentence
  • "The new car would replace the Yaris subcompact, which is currently made in Japan."
  • "He added that Fiat was slow to build a dealer network to sell the subcompact, which is seen as a competitor to the Mini."
  • "The US$500 million facility will begin commercial production in January 2011 with the Solaris subcompact, which is suited for Russia's cold weather and the driving habits of its motorists."