Definition of Conestoga wagon in English:

Conestoga wagon

Line breaks: Con|est¦oga wagon
Pronunciation: /ˌkɒnɪˈstəʊɡə
 
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noun

North American historical
A large wagon used for long-distance travel.
More example sentences
  • An 1895 trap carriage and a Conestoga wagon on a short stretch of plank road bracket a homemade airplane.
  • We no longer need bur oak groves to act as safety nets for Conestoga wagons heading west.
  • There were primitives, like a neat stair saw dated 1808, a Conestoga wagon jack, and the earliest lawn mower ever.

Origin

early 18th century: named after Conestoga, a town in Pennsylvania, US.

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