covered wagon


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covered wagon

n.
A large wagon covered with an arched canvas top, used especially by American pioneers for prairie travel.

covered wagon

n
(Historical Terms) US and Canadian a large wagon with an arched canvas top, used formerly for prairie travel

cov′ered wag′on


n.
a large wagon with a high, bonnetlike canvas top, esp. such a wagon used by pioneers to cross the North American plains in the 19th century.
[1735–45, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.covered wagon - a large wagon with broad wheels and an arched canvas topcovered 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"
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covered wagon

[ˌkʌvədˈwægən] Ncarreta f entoldada
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And now there is the thunder of the huge covered wagon coming home with sacks of grain.
DUST was piled in thick, velvety folds on the weeds and grass of the open Kansas prairie; it lay, a thin veil on the scrawny black horses and the sharp-boned cow picketed near a covered wagon; it showered to the ground in little clouds as Mrs.
It was a kind of covered wagon, painted black, and was one of the first to arrive.
And then soldiers commenced coming in from the east, but not with the gay assurance of those who came from the south and west--no, these others came in covered wagons, blood-soaked and suffering.
"It looks like a covered wagon after a rainstorm!" Other e-mails and notes soon followed.
Locals living near the Covered Wagon in Moseley claimed they had suffered from noise and light pollution since the site was granted a late licence.
His paternal grandfather had been born in a covered wagon. Tom grew up with two brothers and parents who provided their children with food, shelter, and the values of honesty and hard work.
Campers can also cover both sides of the pioneer experience by staying in a covered wagon and in a tepee similar to those used by some Native American tribes.
298 Yardley Wood Road, The Covered Wagon , Sparkbrook.
The stories of traveling by covered wagon across the continent on the Oregon Trail are filled with drama, inevitably.
Historical displays, children's games, a covered wagon, choral programs by combined parish choirs and a no-host buffet lunch are planned.