buckwagon

noun

buck·​wagon
ˈbək + ˌ-
: a large strong wagon with the frame projecting over the wheels that is used in southern Africa for hauling loads

Word History

Etymology

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 21 Jun. 2024.

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