Conestoga wagon


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

Examples of Conestoga wagon in a Sentence

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Word History


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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“Conestoga wagon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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