covered wagon


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Many an Airbnb host has discovered that a creative conversion — spaceship, railway car, grain silo, covered wagon, glass bubble — can turn into a humming side business. Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, Forbes, 22 June 2022 Capitol Reef Resort has cozy cabins, but for a true glamping experience, book a night in a teepee or covered wagon. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 23 Apr. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1719, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of covered wagon was in 1719

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Cite this Entry

“Covered wagon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

Kids Definition

covered wagon

: a wagon with an arched canvas top
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