Conestoga wagon

noun
Con·​es·​to·​ga wagon | \ ˌkä-nə-ˈstō-gə- How to pronounce Conestoga wagon (audio) \

Definition of Conestoga wagon

: a broad-wheeled covered wagon drawn usually by six horses and used especially for transporting freight across the prairies

called also Conestoga

First Known Use of Conestoga wagon

1717, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Conestoga wagon

Conestoga, Pennsylvania

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“Conestoga wagon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Conestoga%20wagon. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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