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prairie schooner

a type of covered wagon, similar to but smaller than the Conestoga wagon, used by pioneers in crossing the prairies and plains of North America.
Origin of prairie schooner
1835-45 Unabridged
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  • On the road is a prairie schooner, a form of transportation that will gradually be replaced by mechanized vehicles.
  • Considered pictorially, the canvas shows a prairie schooner drawn by oxen across the prairie.
  • The prairie schooner set sail and steered for other part.
British Dictionary definitions for prairie schooner

prairie schooner

(mainly US) a horse-drawn covered wagon similar to but smaller than a Conestoga wagon, used in the 19th century to cross the prairies of North America
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