covered wagon


Definition of covered wagon

: a wagon with a canvas top supported by bowed strips of wood or metal

Examples of covered wagon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even riding the Appalachian trail with her cowboy hat on, Brady was available to jump into cases 24/7, taking calls in her covered wagon or leaving in the middle of the night to drive to a major crime scene. Isabel Seliger, ProPublica, 24 May 2021 Some were dragged through the streets with ropes around their necks and hanged from a wooden awning over a sidewalk, a covered wagon or the crossbeam of a corral gate. Los Angeles Times, 18 Mar. 2021 It was taken West to Arizona in a covered wagon, and brought back when Indians burned down the homestead. The Editors, Field & Stream, 23 Feb. 2021 Savage explored the wild Australian interior in a covered wagon. Bryce M. Towsley, Outdoor Life, 9 Dec. 2020 An authentic, fully stocked covered wagon, showing how pioneers crossed the country 170 years ago, will be a direct contrast to the Fremont High School Robotics Team, which will be on hand to take visitors into the technology age. Katharina Woodman, The Mercury News, 20 Sep. 2019 Stay the night in a brand-new, impressively plush covered wagon at the Wagons at Rushmore Shadows, which includes a cowboy hot-dog dinner served around a fire (from $154). —S.P. The Editors, Outside Online, 10 June 2019 Giant bow frames mimicking covered wagons tower over the center’s three rustic buildings. Kathleen Squires, WSJ, 27 Sep. 2018 The property once belonged to his great-grandfather August Schuckman, who came from Germany on a ship called Perseverance, as Brown likes to mention, and travelled to California by covered wagon after the gold rush. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of covered wagon

1719, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of covered wagon was in 1719

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English Language Learners Definition of covered wagon

: a large wagon with a rounded top made of heavy cloth that was used in the past by people traveling to the western parts of North America

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Kids Definition of covered wagon

: a large long wagon with a curving canvas top


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