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covered wagon

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.
British Railroads. a boxcar.
Origin of covered wagon
1735-45, Americanism Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for covered-wagon

covered wagon

(US & Canadian) a large wagon with an arched canvas top, used formerly for prairie travel
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covered-wagon in Culture

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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Slang definitions & phrases for covered-wagon

covered wagon

noun phrase

An aircraft carrier (WWII Navy)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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