Conestoga wagon

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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"