buck·​board | \ ˈbək-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce buckboard (audio) \

Definition of buckboard

: a four-wheeled vehicle with a floor made of long springy boards

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Recent Examples on the Web The suspension mods make the Dinan drive hard and thrashy, stiff as a Bavarian buckboard. Dan Neil, WSJ, "The Avant-Garde BMW i8: Bavaria’s Answer to Tesla," 31 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of buckboard

1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for buckboard

obsolete English buck body of a wagon + English board

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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 7 Mar. 2021.

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buck·​board | \ ˈbək-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce buckboard (audio) \

Kids Definition of buckboard

: a lightweight carriage with four wheels that has a seat supported by a springy platform

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