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.
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.
When a wheel flew off the German team's covered wagon, it looked like Rugby might win it, but a summit meeting between referees resulted in them having another chance at the game - and picking up the vital points.
Sherman exhibited a refined version of his Covered Wagon at the Detroit Auto Show in January 1930, which drew crowds and generated numerous orders at $400 each.
Janet Chapple has collected writings of some of these early adventurers and assembled them into a wonderful anthology, Through Early Yellowstone: Adventuring by Bicycle, Covered Wagon, Foot, Horseback, and Skis.
She and Sara were in charge of organizing the floor plan for the museum, which included a life-size covered wagon, tables of historical artifacts, and even a gift shop.
THE 1970s, thousands of families packed their and headed off in the modern equivalent of covered wagon, furniture removal vans, to new lives in the promised land of Runcorn Town.
In 2011, Buck decided to travel the 2,000-mile Oregon Trail from Missouri to Oregon in a restored covered wagon pulled by three mules.
I stocked many trade ships' medicine chests and distributed wares by covered wagon.
It features 330 pieces, including real wood logs, a frontiersman figure, a buildable covered wagon, and two horses.