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rockaway

[rok-uh-wey] /ˈrɒk əˌweɪ/
noun
1.
a light, four-wheeled carriage having two or three seats and a fixed top.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; apparently named after Rockaway, town in N New Jersey
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rockaway

/ˈrɒkəˌweɪ/
noun
1.
(US) a four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage, usually with two seats and a hard top
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rockaway

a light, low, four-wheeled, horse-drawn carriage popular in the United States after its introduction at Rockaway, N.J., in 1830. It had a driver's seat built into the body, with the top projecting forward to protect the driver from inclement weather. The main body was of the coupe type and was suspended on elliptic springs made of several layers of curved flat steel.

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