An automobile having a roof that drops off sharply to the top of the rear compartment.(noun)
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Use "notchback" in a sentence
"The Jetta has been around in various iterations since 1979, when it was little more than a notchback version (traditionally styled sedan with trunk) of a Volkswagen Golf hatchback."
"Body style/layout: The new Regal is a front-engine, front-wheel-drive, compact family sedan with four side doors and a traditional notchback trunk."
"Body style/layout: The Nissan Altima is a compact front-engine, front-wheel-drive gasoline-fueled car with four side doors and a traditional notchback trunk."