prairie schooner


Definition of 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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First Known Use of prairie schooner

1837, in the meaning defined above

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“Prairie schooner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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Kids Definition of prairie schooner

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

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