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 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, "Sunnyvale museum celebrates first decade, plus one," 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, "The Best Road Trips in North America," 10 June 2019 Giant bow frames mimicking covered wagons tower over the center’s three rustic buildings. Kathleen Squires, WSJ, "A Traveler’s Guide to Oregon City, aka ‘Portland Without the Weird’," 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, "Inside California’s War on Trump," 19 Mar. 2018 Haunted Ghost Tours Tour of 1859 Jail and Marshal’s Home and covered wagon ride around the Independence Square to learn more grisly history. 7, 8 and 9 p.m. 217 N. Main. Dan Kelly, kansascity, "Updated Halloween events: Trick-or-treating, haunted houses, pumpkins, mazes," 25 Oct. 2017 Instead, the settlers quickly colonized the arena, riding horse-drawn covered wagons and lip-syncing about the wonders of new frontiers. Aisha Harris, Slate Magazine, "Springtime for the Confederacy," 24 Aug. 2017

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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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“Covered wagon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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covered wagon


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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