noun Etymology: perhaps from Rockaway, New Jersey Date: 1846 a light low four-wheel carriage with a fixed top and open sides

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  • Rockaway — Rock a*way, [Probably from Rockaway beach, where it was used.] Formerly, a light, low, four wheeled carriage, with standing top, open at the sides, but having waterproof curtains which could be let down when occasion required; now, a somewhat… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rockaway — Rockaway, 1) Postort in der Grafschaft Morris des Staates New Jersey (Nordamerika), am Rockaway River, dem Morris Kanal u. der Morris Essex Eisenbahn; Eisenindustrie, in der Umgegend reiche Eisenminen; 2) R. River, Fluß im Staate New Jersey,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • rockaway — ☆ rockaway [räk′ə wā΄ ] n. [after Rockaway, N.J., where formerly made] a light horse drawn carriage with four wheels, open sides, and a standing top …   English World dictionary

  • Rockaway — (engl., spr. róck ǟwē), niedriger vierräderiger, zweisitziger Luxuswagen mit festem, aufrecht stehendem Verdeck …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • Rockaway — Wohngebiet der Rockaway und benachbarter Stämme um 1600 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • rockaway — /rok euh way /, n. a light, four wheeled carriage having two or three seats and a fixed top. [1835 45, Amer.; appar. named after Rockaway, town in N New Jersey] * * * ▪ carriage       a light, low, four wheeled, horse drawn carriage popular in… …   Universalium

  • Rockaway — Original name in latin Rockaway Name in other language State code US Continent/City America/New York longitude 40.90121 latitude 74.51432 altitude 174 Population 6438 Date 2011 05 14 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

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