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prairie schooner

noun
1.
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
1835-1845
1835-45
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British Dictionary definitions for prairie-schooner

prairie schooner

noun
1.
(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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