station wagon

noun
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of station wagon

: an automobile that has a passenger compartment which extends to the back of the vehicle, that has no trunk, that has one or more rear seats which can be folded down to make space for light cargo, and that has a tailgate or liftgate

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First Known Use of station wagon

1929


STATION WAGON Defined for English Language Learners

station wagon

noun

Definition of station wagon for English Language Learners

  • : a car that has a large open area behind the back seat instead of a trunk and that has a door at the back for loading and unloading things


STATION WAGON Defined for Kids

station wagon

noun

Definition of station wagon for Students

: an automobile that is longer on the inside than a sedan and has one or more folding or removable seats but no separate luggage compartment


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