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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tonneau \Ton`neau"\, n.; pl. Tonneaux. [F.] 1. In France, a light-wheeled vehicle with square or rounded body and rear entrance. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. (Automobiles) Orig., the after part of the body with entrance at the rear (as in vehicle in def. 1); now, one with sides closing in the seat or seats and entered by a door usually at the side, also, the entire body of an automobile having such an after part. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. same as Tonne. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]