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A four-wheeled open carriage with the seat or seats attached to a flexible board running between the front and rear axles.

[Obsolete buck, body of a wagon (from Middle English bouk, belly, from Old English būc) + board.]


(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) US and Canadian an open four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with the seat attached to a flexible board between the front and rear axles


(ˈbʌkˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)

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.]


A light wagon constructed by connecting the front and rear axles with a light framework of thin hickory slats so that a seat mounted on the slats was somewhat isolated from the bumps in the road. The buckboard is commonly associated with the wide-open spaces of the West, but an 1899 encyclopedia says that it “was born of necessity in the sparsely settled hilly regions of New England and the Middle States, when money was scarce and roads bad."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Buckboard - an open horse-drawn carriage with four wheelsbuckboard - an open horse-drawn carriage with four wheels; has a seat attached to a flexible board between the two axles
carriage, equipage, rig - a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses


n (US) → (einfache, offene) Kutsche
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All he had retained for himself was a span of old horses, a mountain buckboard, and his one room in the crowded house.
Another vehicle, the horse-drawn buckboard, was also put in the shed sideways, "smack-dab" against the car.
He, accompanied by one man driving an old buckboard with a pair of ponies, would turn up everywhere and at any hour.
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3) Like in Far North where Bertrum, for all his desire to be avenged (Shepard [1988] 1993, 57), is eventually incapable of shooting Mel--the old horse that caused him to fall off his buckboard and end up in hospital--in Kicking a Dead Horse, Hobart Struther also demonstrates that, in his own words, he is not that callous, and "can't just leave [the horse] out here to rot in the ragged wind.
He would travel in a buckboard wagon, and if it was a long trip he would demand to be fed before he saw the patient.
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As the father and son were riding in a buckboard one blistering summer day, the son complained about the sweltering weather.
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high spooked the horses tilting the weight of the buckboard until
These animals were "sturdy, wiry," but "mismatched" (63); for that reason, Ratliff eventually traded in his buckboard and unreliable equine team for "a model T Ford" (63): mechanical horsepower replaced the power of horses.
Some older folks might dimly recall family stories of traveling by buckboard wagons on dirt roads or no roads at all.