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A four-wheeled carriage with two seats and a standing top.

[Probably after Rockaway, a town of northern New Jersey.]


US a four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage, usually with two seats and a hard top


(ˈrɒk əˌweɪ)

a light four-wheeled carriage having two or three seats and a fixed top.
[1835–45, Amer.; appar. after Rockaway, town in N New Jersey]
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Pontellier was up in good time to take the rockaway which was to convey him to the steamer at the wharf.
His wife stood smiling and waving, the boys shouting, as he disappeared in the old rockaway down the sandy road.
Why did the poor poet of Tennessee, upon suddenly receiving two handfuls of silver, deliberate whether to buy him a coat, which he sadly needed, or invest his money in a pedestrian trip to Rockaway Beach?
Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised global investment firm Rockaway Capital on its acquisition for more than 200 million of Netretail Holding B.
26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rockaway Capital, a global investment firm based in San Francisco, Prague and Sao Paolo, today announces that it has reached an agreement to acquire 100% of Netretail Holding B.
Earlier this year, Williams' Transco placed two major New York City natural gas pipeline projects in service, the Rockaway Delivery Lateral and the Northeast Connector.
NARROWLY beaten on his recent debut over course and distance, Rockaway Valley sets a decent standard in the Irish Stallion Farms 2-Y-0 Maiden which opens tomorrow's Curragh card.
The first full section of the newly constructed Rockaway Boardwalk, from Beach 86th Street to Beach 97th Street, opened last week.
The Rockaway beaches are a key destination during the summer, with expansive beaches, concession stands, and activities and events such as outdoor concerts and recreational games.
A chocolate company in the Rockaway section of Queens will be forced to close its doors unless it receives additional federal aid, says The New York Daily News.
Hundreds of volunteers have poured into Far Rockaway, a poor working class district on the fringes of New York City, which endured an horrific storm last Monday.
While Leach has worked on other prestigious art exhibits, this latest, with the Miss Rockaway Armada in Philadelphia, was one of the most memorable.