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pung

[puhng] /pʌŋ/
noun, Chiefly Eastern Canada and New England
1.
a sleigh with a boxlike body.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25, Americanism; short for tom-pung, ultimately < the same Algonquian etymon as toboggan
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  • Perhaps the latter is related in some way to pung, a one-horse sled or wagon.
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pung

/pʌŋ/
noun
1.
(Eastern US & Canadian) a horse-drawn sleigh with a boxlike body on runners
Word Origin
C19: shortened from Algonquian tom-pung; compare toboggan
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