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Conestoga wagon

[kon-uh-stoh-guh, kon-]
noun
a large, heavy, broad-wheeled covered wagon, used especially for transporting pioneers and freight across North America during the early westward migration.
Also called Conestoga.


Origin:
1690–1700; named after Conestoga, Pa., where it was first made

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Conestoga wagon (ˌkɒnɪˈstəʊɡə)
 
n
(US), (Canadian) a large heavy horse-drawn covered wagon used in the 19th century
 
[C19: after Conestoga, Pennsylvania, where it was first made]

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