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station wagon

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.
1925-30, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for station wagon
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for station wagon

station wagon

(US & Canadian, Austral & NZ, South African) 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 British term estate car
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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