Conestoga wagon

noun

Con·​es·​to·​ga wagon ˌkä-nə-ˈstō-gə- How to pronounce Conestoga wagon (audio)
: a broad-wheeled covered wagon drawn usually by six horses and used especially for transporting freight across the prairies

called also Conestoga

Word History

Etymology

Conestoga, Pennsylvania

First Known Use

1717, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Conestoga wagon was in 1717

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Cite this Entry

“Conestoga wagon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Conestoga%20wagon. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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