Conestoga wagon


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Conestoga wagon: covered wagon

Conestoga wagon

n.
A heavy covered wagon with large rear wheels, used especially by American pioneers as they traveled west.

[After Conestoga, a village of southeast Pennsylvania.]

Conestoga wagon

(ˌkɒnɪˈstəʊɡə)
n
(Historical Terms) US and Canadian a large heavy horse-drawn covered wagon used in the 19th century
[C19: after Conestoga, Pennsylvania, where it was first made]

Con′es•to′ga wag′on

(ˈkɒn əˈstoʊ gə, ˌkɒn-)
n.
a large, heavy, broad-wheeled covered wagon, used to transport freight across North America during the early westward migration. Also called Con`es•to′ga.
[1715–20; after Conestoga, Pa., where it was first made]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Conestoga wagon - a large wagon with broad wheels and an arched canvas topConestoga wagon - 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
waggon, wagon - any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by an animal or a tractor
caravan, wagon train, train - 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"
References in periodicals archive ?
Pieces to be sold include a Conestoga wagon, books and tools
If I'd been born in the 1850s or thereabouts, you would not have found me on a Conestoga wagon to Nebraska or the Dakotas.
The Spread Eagle Tavern, shown in the painting, 14 miles (23 kilometers) from Philadelphia provided food and lodging for the those traveling by stagecoach or Conestoga wagon.
If Kay El Bar is the Conestoga wagon of guest ranches--an authentic classic--Rancho de los Caballeros is a cowboy's Cadillac: the Old West gussied up with considerable glamour.
These changes take Andre's boat as far from that new Hinckley as a Conestoga Wagon is from a Lexus.
Controversy started about carts and wagons when we used a Conestoga Wagon (pictured) for a notice about the Winnipeg Convention, instead of the proper Red River Cart (with two large wheels).
No doubt, the trip was more scenic from the buckboard of a Conestoga wagon when folks had to worry about Indians, bandits, and bad weather.
Some read the word and see a picture of a family parking their Conestoga wagon and building a sod house on the prairie.
and stepped into a Dearborn coach -- dainty looking, in-town buggy that was predecessor to the huskier, necessity-bred Conestoga wagon -- and into history.
Tooling around Denver, not in a Conestoga wagon but in an Acura NSX, Arnold cuts a prominent figure.
It is returning to American Celebration on Parade along with a 162-year-old Conestoga wagon used as part of the Wyoming float.