Definition of buckboard in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbəkbôrd/


North American
An open, four-wheeled, horse-drawn carriage with seating that is attached to a plank stretching between the front and rear axles.
Example sentences
  • Ben had swung into his saddle and pulled the buckskin around to follow his sons and the buckboard out of the yard when he heard it: a half strangled yelp followed swiftly by what was obviously drawers opening and then slamming shut.
  • And Herman Goslin made his scant living by meeting the steamboats and transporting the disembarking passengers, if any, up to the hotel in a gimpy buckboard.
  • She and Mother drove back in the buckboard and somehow got the old stove loaded.


Mid 19th century: from buck 'body of a cart' (perhaps a variant of obsolete bouk 'belly, body') + board.

Words that rhyme with buckboard


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Syllabification: buck·board

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