noun Etymology: obsolete English buck body of a wagon + English board Date: 1839 a four-wheeled vehicle with a floor made of long springy boards

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  • Buckboard — Buck board , n. A four wheeled vehicle, having a long elastic board or frame resting on the bolsters or axletrees, and a seat or seats placed transversely upon it; called also {buck wagon}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Buckboard — (engl., spr. böckbōrd), Arbeitswagen in Nordamerika, bestehend aus einem auf vier Rädern ruhenden Gestell mit einem auf die beiden Achsen ausgelegten Brett, auf das für Personenbeförderung Quersitze gestellt werden …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • buckboard — (n.) 1839, plank on wheels, from BOARD (Cf. board) (n.1) + buck body of a cart or wagon (1690s), perhaps a dialectal survival of O.E. buc belly, body, trunk, from W.Gmc. *buh (Cf. Ger. bauch belly ). As a type of vehicle constructed this way,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • buckboard — ☆ buckboard [buk′bôrd΄ ] n. [ BUCK1, vi. + BOARD] a four wheeled, open carriage with the seat or seats carried on a flooring of long, flexible boards whose ends rest directly on the axles …   English World dictionary

  • Buckboard — A four wheeled wagon of simple construction meant to be drawn by a horse or other large animal. The buckboard is steered by its front wheels, which are connected to each other by a single axle. The front and rear axle are connected by a platform… …   Wikipedia

  • buckboard — /buk bawrd , bohrd /, n. a light, four wheeled carriage in which a long elastic board or lattice frame is used in place of body and springs. [1830 40, Amer.; obs. buck body, holder (see BUCKET) + BOARD] * * * ▪ carriage  open, flat bottomed, four …   Universalium

  • buckboard — noun A simple, distinctively American four wheeled horse pulled wagon designed for personal transport as well as for transporting animal fodder and domestic goods, often with a spring mounted seat for the driver …   Wiktionary

  • buckboard — buck|board [ˈbʌkbo:d US bo:rd] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: buck main structure of a carriage or cart (17 19 centuries) (perhaps from bouk body, belly (11 19 centuries), from Old English buc; BUCKET) + board] a light vehicle with four wheels that… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • buckboard — buck|board [ bʌk,bɔrd ] noun count AMERICAN a simple vehicle pulled by a horse, used for traveling on in the past …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • buckboard — n. open carriage for four passengers …   English contemporary dictionary

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