prairie wagon
noun see prairie schooner

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • prairie wagon — noun a large wagon with broad wheels and an arched canvas top; used by the United States pioneers to cross the prairies in the 19th century • Syn: ↑covered wagon, ↑Conestoga wagon, ↑Conestoga, ↑prairie schooner • Hypernyms: ↑wagon, ↑waggon …   Useful english dictionary

  • wagon train — noun a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file we were part of a caravan of almost a thousand camels they joined the wagon train for safety • Syn: ↑caravan, ↑train • Derivationally related forms: ↑caravan ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • prairie schooner — noun a large wagon with broad wheels and an arched canvas top; used by the United States pioneers to cross the prairies in the 19th century • Syn: ↑covered wagon, ↑Conestoga wagon, ↑Conestoga, ↑prairie wagon • Hypernyms: ↑wagon, ↑waggon …   Useful english dictionary

  • prairie schooner — noun Date: 1841 a covered wagon used by pioneers in cross country travel called also prairie wagon …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prairie — (n.) tract of level or undulating grassland in North America, 1773, from Fr. prairie, from O.Fr. praerie (12c.), from V.L. *prataria, from L. pratum meadow, originally a hollow. The word existed in Middle English as prayere, but was lost and… …   Etymology dictionary

  • prairie schooner — ☆ prairie schooner n. a large, box shaped covered wagon used by pioneers in the 19th cent. to cross the American prairies …   English World dictionary

  • wagon — wagonless, adj. /wag euhn/, n. 1. any of various kinds of four wheeled vehicles designed to be pulled or having its own motor and ranging from a child s toy to a commercial vehicle for the transport of heavy loads, delivery, etc. 2. Informal. See …   Universalium

  • Wagon — A wagon (in British English, sometimes waggon) or dray is a heavy four wheeled vehicle. Wagons were formerly pulled by animals such as horses, mules or oxen. Today farm wagons are pulled by tractors and trucks. Wagons are used for transportation… …   Wikipedia

  • prairie schooner — noun A horse drawn wagon used to transport people and goods in the American west of the 18th and 19th centuries. It was what we call a prairie schooner, covered with cloth, a genuine emigrant wagon. See Also: Conestoga wagon …   Wiktionary

  • wagon — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. cart, dray, buckboard, wain; truck, lorry, car; van. See vehicle, transportation. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. wain, cart, pushcart, buggy, truck, coach, carriage, caravan, car, covered wagon, prairie… …   English dictionary for students

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