prairie schooner


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

called also prairie wagon

Examples of prairie schooner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Forbes helped coordinate the prairie schooner’s stops in Harford County, working to find accommodations and entertainment for the JGL members and organizing community events. David Anderson,, 18 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prairie schooner was in 1837

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“Prairie schooner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

prairie schooner

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

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