rock·​a·​way | \ ˈrä-kə-ˌwā How to pronounce rockaway (audio) \

Definition of rockaway

: a light low four-wheel carriage with a fixed top and open sides

Examples of rockaway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beres Hammond: The reggae star comes to rockaway as part of his Never Ending Tour. Trevor Fraser,, "Music of Mancini and more: 5 concerts for your Orlando area weekend," 22 Aug. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'rockaway.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of rockaway

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rockaway

perhaps from Rockaway, New Jersey

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about rockaway

Time Traveler for rockaway

Time Traveler

The first known use of rockaway was in 1846

See more words from the same year

Statistics for rockaway

Cite this Entry

“Rockaway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on rockaway

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for rockaway Encyclopedia article about rockaway

Comments on rockaway

What made you want to look up rockaway? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Here Be Dragons: A Creature Identification Quiz

  • monster werewolf photo
  • Which is a synonym of werewolf?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!