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wagon seat

noun, Furniture.
a plain, unupholstered settee, usually with a slat back, for use either indoors or in a wagon.
Also called rumble seat.
Origin of wagon seat
1850-55, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A large dinner-basket, nicely packed under the wagon-seat, showed which these families were.

    Nelly's First Schooldays Josephine Franklin
  • Dallas nodded, and drew her sister away to the wagon-seat in the corner.

    The Plow-Woman Eleanor Gates
  • His voice had a confidential purring sound as he stretched across the wagon-seat and talked on, eyes half shut.

    Prairie Folks Hamlin Garland
  • She spurred Molly up to the wagon-seat and there seized one of the blankets.

    Frances of the Ranges Amy Bell Marlowe
  • He clambered down, leaving the speechless Ole sprawling on the wagon-seat.

  • It became evident that we should reach Baddeck soon enough, if we could cling to that wagon-seat.

    Baddeck and That Sort of Thing Charles Dudley Warner
  • She looked colossal up on the wagon-seat, but when she got down on the ground she was not so immense.

    The Prairie Wife Arthur Stringer
  • Mack was frankly snoring on the wagon-seat, for the mules had naught to do but keep to the trail.

    Frances of the Ranges Amy Bell Marlowe
  • What Mack Hinkman said was muffled in his own beard; but his hands shot upward as he sat on the wagon-seat.

    Frances of the Ranges Amy Bell Marlowe
  • Then she climbed to the wagon-seat and drove the horses beside the furrows, and, later, went to the farm-yard with a load.

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