prairie schooner


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prairie schooner

n.
A covered wagon, drawn by horses or oxen, that was used by pioneers in crossing the North American prairies and plains.

prairie schooner

n
(Historical Terms) chiefly US a horse-drawn covered wagon similar to but smaller than a Conestoga wagon, used in the 19th century to cross the prairies of North America

prai′rie schoon`er


n.
a covered wagon similar to the Conestoga wagon, used by pioneers in crossing the prairies and plains of North America.
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prairie schooner - a large wagon with broad wheels and an arched canvas topprairie schooner - 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"
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Before her rolled the quarter section, except for the little box-house, as bare of fences and buildings as when the Wades had first camped on it in their prairie schooner.
She knew it had crossed the plains with her people in a prairie schooner.
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Fortunately a man who was riding his prairie schooner saved at the eleventh hour and saved from possible killing.
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Shortly after passing a prairie schooner with a prospector, his wife, small son and dog aboard, they encountered the worst section yet - the 12 miles of Cow Creek Canyon which Clancy described grimly as like an endless frozen pig pen as steep as a roof and littered with logs, rocks and ruts.
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