noun Chiefly Eastern Canada and New England.
a sleigh with a boxlike body.

1815–25, Americanism; short for tom-pung, ultimately < the same Algonquian etymon as toboggan

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pung (pʌŋ)
(Eastern US), (Canadian) a horse-drawn sleigh with a boxlike body on runners
[C19: shortened from Algonquian tom-pung; compare 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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