buck board

buckboard

[buhk-bawrd, -bohrd]
noun
a light, four-wheeled carriage in which a long elastic board or lattice frame is used in place of body and springs.

Origin:
1830–40, Americanism; obsolete buck body, holder (see bucket) + board

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buckboard (ˈbʌkˌbɔːd)
 
n
(US), (Canadian) an open four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with the seat attached to a flexible board between the front and rear axles

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buckboard
1839, "plank on wheels," from board (n.) + buck "body of a cart or wagon" (1690s), perhaps a dial. survival of O.E. buc "belly, body, trunk." As a type of vehicle constructed this way, from 1874.
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