Why Are They Called Tonneau Covers? Or Tonnow Covers? Tonto Cover? Or Tonno?

 

Car tonneau cover

The word tonneau is French, meaning 'cask' or a large barrel like container made of wood, metal, or plastic, used for storing liquids, typically alcoholic drinks. 

A tonneau (US: /t??no?/ or UK: /?t?no?/) - that is how it is spelled - is traditionally an auto term for the area of a truck or car behind the driver that is open at the top. A tonneau can be used to store cargo or people.

Euro Car Tonno Cover 

The term was originally used to describe an open passenger compartment behind the driver. It was rounded and open - manufacturers back in the day incorporated the tonneau into the designs.

 

A tonneau cover describes the device to cover up and protect whatever is stored in the tonneau - passengers in a car or cargo in a truck or pickup truck.

 

Today, the term is primarily used to describe the cover of the back of a pickup truck. Tonneau covers come in a variety of styles, materials and covers.

 

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