station wagon

noun
an automobile with one or more rows of folding or removable seats behind the driver and no luggage compartment but an area behind the seats into which suitcases, parcels, etc., can be loaded through a tailgate.
Also called, especially British, estate car.


Origin:
1925–30, Americanism

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station wagon
 
n
(US), (Canadian), (Austral), (NZ), (South African) British term: estate car a car with a comparatively long body containing a large carrying space, reached through a rear door: usually the back seats can be folded forward to increase the carrying space

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Example sentences
Owners thought of it as a stubby station wagon, but it was really an elongated hatchback.
Any bus or station wagon owned by the district and used to transport pupils.
The trailer and station wagon were removed from their location and carried to a second location a short distance away.
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