covered wagon

covered wagon
noun Date: 1719 a wagon with a canvas top supported by bowed strips of wood or metal

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • covered wagon — covered wagons N COUNT A covered wagon is a wagon that has an arched canvas roof and is pulled by horses. Covered wagons were used by the early American settlers as they travelled across the country …   English dictionary

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  • Covered wagon — This article is about the American Wild West wagon. For the railway wagon, see Covered goods wagon. For the literary journal, see Prairie Schooner (magazine). A covered wagon replica at the High Desert Museum The covered wagon, also known as a… …   Wikipedia

  • covered 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 (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑Conestoga wagon, ↑Conestoga, ↑prairie wagon, ↑prairie schooner • Hypernyms: ↑wagon, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • covered wagon — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms covered wagon : singular covered wagon plural covered wagons a vehicle pulled by horses that has a curved top like a tent, used in the past by people travelling across North America …   English dictionary

  • covered wagon — A vehicle well known in history and romantic legends. The vehicle by which the pioneers traveled west. A large wagon having a canvas cover. A covered wagon traveling from place to place, in which prostitution is carried on, may constitute a house …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • covered wagon — 1. a large wagon with a high, bonnetlike canvas top, esp. such a wagon used by pioneers to transport themselves and their possessions across the North American plains during the westward migrations in the 19th century. 2. Brit. Railroads. a… …   Universalium

  • covered wagon — cov′ered wag′on n. trs a large wagon with a high, bonnetlike canvas top, esp. such a wagon used by pioneers to cross the North American plains in the 19th century • Etymology: 1735–45, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • covered wagon — /kʌvəd ˈwægən/ (say kuvuhd waguhn) noun Chiefly US a large wagon with a canvas top …   Australian English dictionary

  • covered wagon — Trucker slang for Gravel trailer covered with a tarp as in There s a line of sand truck in this destruction up ahead …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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