prairie schooner

noun

Definition of prairie schooner

: a covered wagon used by pioneers in cross-country travel

called also prairie wagon

First Known Use of prairie schooner

1837, in the meaning defined above

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“Prairie schooner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prairie%20schooner. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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prairie schooner

noun

Kids Definition of prairie schooner

: a long covered wagon used by pioneers to cross the prairies

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