Definition of covered wagon in English:

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covered wagon


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A horse- or mule-drawn wagon topped with a spacious. arched canvas-covered framework. Covered wagons were the common transport for the western-moving North American pioneers of the 19th century. See also Conestoga wagon, prairie schooner.
Example sentences
  • The wranglers there offer a scenic horseback tour and a narrated mule-drawn covered wagon ride of Timbercreek Canyon.
  • The center offers a ride in a computer-controlled covered wagon, guided trail tours and features various pioneer tools and artifacts.
  • Opening my eyes, I find myself in a canvas covered wagon.

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Syllabification: cov·ered wag·on

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