station-wagon

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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