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Definition of "lowrider" []

  • Chiefly Southwestern U.S. A customized car whose springs have been shortened so that the chassis rides close to the ground, often equipped with hydraulic lifts that can be controlled by the driver: "a 1964 Chevrolet Impala low rider belonging to Clemente Fuentes, who can make the car rock and wobble like a conga dancer” ( Edmund Newton). (noun)
  • Chiefly Southwestern U.S. A person who drives such a car. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lowrider" in a sentence
  • "On an outer wall facing the street, the house is decorated with a Southern California–style cholo mural: Emiliano Zapata, an Aztec pyramid, a lowrider car, the words LOS VAGOS—the Wanderers—in old-school cholo block letters."
  • "I wish the video was embeddable, as this has to be seen to be believed: the alarm-clock is attached to a pneumatic gas-lift under a bed that picks it up and bounces it up and down like a lowrider car:"
  • "Beloved in lowrider circles, Mr. Valadez was buried in a pink casket with floral detailing, and carried to the cemetery in a procession of lowriders led by the Gypsy Rose on a flatbed truck."
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