rock·​a·​way ˈrä-kə-ˌwā How to pronounce rockaway (audio)
: a light low four-wheel carriage with a fixed top and open sides

Examples of rockaway in a Sentence

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Word History


perhaps from Rockaway, New Jersey

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rockaway was in 1846

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“Rockaway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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