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A four-wheeled carriage with two seats and a standing top.

[Probably after Rockaway, a town of northern New Jersey.]
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US a four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage, usually with two seats and a hard top
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(ˈrɒk əˌweɪ)

a light four-wheeled carriage having two or three seats and a fixed top.
[1835–45, Amer.; appar. after Rockaway, town in N New Jersey]
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Pontellier was up in good time to take the rockaway which was to convey him to the steamer at the wharf.
His wife stood smiling and waving, the boys shouting, as he disappeared in the old rockaway down the sandy road.
Why did the poor poet of Tennessee, upon suddenly receiving two handfuls of silver, deliberate whether to buy him a coat, which he sadly needed, or invest his money in a pedestrian trip to Rockaway Beach?
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JLL Capital Markets announced it arranged a $10 million loan to refinance Rockaway Commons, a multi-tenant shopping center located at 204-212 Route 46 in Rockaway.
Manhattan-based Feil Organization is building a 260,000-square-foot rental complex that will bring 230 apartments to a 5.19-acre site at 2930 Rockaway Ave.
WASHINGTON: Fannie Mae will give a $26 million LIHTC equity investment to facilitate the construction of Far Rockaway Village, a 457 unit residential development in the downtown Far Rockaway area of Queens, New York.
Each Passover, in the late 1950s and early 1960s, my family would traipse from our home in New Haven to my grandparents' house in Far Rockaway, New York.
The project will provide 394.1 MMcf/d of firm natural gas transportation capacity from Transco's Compressor Station 195 in York County, PA to the Rockaway Transfer Point, an existing interconnection between the Lower New York Bay Lateral and the Rockaway Delivery Lateral in offshore New York.