covered wagon

noun
1.
a large wagon with a high, bonnetlike canvas top, especially such a wagon used by pioneers to transport themselves and their possessions across the North American plains during the westward migrations in the 19th century.
2.
British Railroads. a boxcar.

Origin:
1735–45, Americanism

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covered wagon
 
n
(US), (Canadian) a large wagon with an arched canvas top, used formerly for prairie travel

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covered wagon definition


A typical conveyance for settlers moving west with their belongings. It was drawn by horses or oxen and equipped with a canvas cover, often supported by hoops, to keep off rain.

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Example sentences
Typically, they are between a hundred and a hundred and thirty square feet,
  roughly the size of a covered wagon.
Make your trek on horseback, in a stage coach or even in a covered wagon.
The guests of the resort can stay in a cabin, tent or even a covered wagon.
There are special exhibits and activities for kids, including covered wagon
  rides.
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