buckboard

noun

buck·​board ˈbək-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce buckboard (audio)
: a four-wheeled vehicle with a floor made of long springy boards

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Examples of buckboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, the bare-bones Lancia, with its buckboard-short 85.8-inch wheelbase, iffy fiberglass bodywork and minimalist cockpit, was aimed squarely at rally competition. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 16 Aug. 2021 The suspension mods make the Dinan drive hard and thrashy, stiff as a Bavarian buckboard. Dan Neil, WSJ, 31 Aug. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

obsolete English buck body of a wagon + English board

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of buckboard was in 1874

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“Buckboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buckboard. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

buckboard

noun
buck·​board ˈbək-ˌbō(ə)rd How to pronounce buckboard (audio)
-ˌbȯ(ə)rd
: a four-wheeled vehicle with a floor made of long springy boards

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