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n. New England
A low, one-horse box sleigh.
[Short for dialectal tom-pung, from an Algonquian language of southern New England.]
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(Automotive Engineering) Eastern US and Canadian a horse-drawn sleigh with a boxlike body on runners
[C19: shortened from Algonquian tom-pung; compare toboggan]
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Chiefly Eastern Canada and New Eng. a sleigh with a boxlike body.
[1815–25, Amer.; short for tom-pung, ultimately < the same Algonquian etymon as toboggan]
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pung- Once the name for a one-horse sled or wagon.
See also related terms for sled.
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