Word forms: plural tonˈneaus
, tonˈneaux (tʌˈnoʊz
- an enclosed rear compartment for passengers in an early type of automobile
- the whole body of such an automobile
- (US) a protective cover for the passenger compartment of a small, open sports car, for
the bed of a pickup truck, etc.
Fr, lit., a cask < tonne
: see tun
Word usage trends for “tonneau”
Example Sentences Including 'tonneau'
Leaving Daoud to arrange for the luggage, we got into the motorcar, Katherine and I in the tonneau with Bertie.
LORD OF THE SILENT (2001)