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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.
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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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Clifton: So let's say that you're all set to prospect for gold -- "Let's load up the buckboard.
He loaded up his wagon with extra canisters of cream and bricks of butter wrapped in paper, packed them in ice, and pulled his heavy torso onto the buckboard seat.
The photo contained an image of a man, two springer spaniels and a long stringer of ducks and upland birds hung on a buckboard flail of gear.
Afterwards, the newlyweds get their pictures taken and then Matthew ushers them into a vintage 1905 two-seater buckboard horse-drawn buggy for a ride around the Lake of Shining Waters.