buckwagon

noun
buck·​wagon | \ ˈbək + ˌ- \

Definition of buckwagon

: a large strong wagon with the frame projecting over the wheels that is used in southern Africa for hauling loads

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History and Etymology for buckwagon

partial modification, partial translation of Afrikaans bokwa, from bok beam of a wagon, stand, tripod, male goat (from Middle Dutch boc male goat) + wa wagon; akin to Old High German boc male goat

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“Buckwagon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buckwagon. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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