station wagon


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

Examples of station wagon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An ancient gray Volvo station wagon kept the walkers supplied with water and Cheetos, dematerializing and rematerializing like a ghost ship depending on the police presence. Emily Witt, The New Yorker, "Protesting Past Curfew in New York City," 4 June 2020 Remember those cigarette butts found in the Ryen's station wagon? Erin Moriarty, CBS News, "Kevin Cooper case: Could new developments help death row inmate's bid for freedom?," 21 Mar. 2020 Volkswagen is giving us a glimpse into the car of the future with a low-slung electric station wagon called the ID. Washington Post, "New SUVs and electric vehicles highlight L.A. Auto Show," 21 Nov. 2019 Selling a station wagon in an American car market infatuated with SUVs is a risky play for a manufacturer. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, "2022 Ford Fusion Active Wagon Will Be the Only Fusion Left Standing," 23 Apr. 2020 Less than a month later, on the night of Sept. 14, police officers responding to a report of an accident at Illinois Highway 68 and Bateman Road in Barrington Hills found Rudd’s Pinto station wagon in a field. George Houde,, "Wife's death in '73 was first thought to have resulted from car crash; now husband going on trial, accused of killing her," 22 June 2018 His dad would take us in his old station wagon with the seat facing backwards with the roll down back window. Susan Glaser, cleveland, "Thanks for the memories, Cedar Point: Readers recall their favorite park moments," 3 May 2020 Early one morning in the summer of 1964, Texas A&M track and field coach Charlie Thomas pulled his station wagon out of the driveway and steered it southwest. Mike Finger,, "On track and in life, William Rodriguez left lasting legacy," 11 Apr. 2020 Everything about him seemed to grate on Jake, including Dave’s car—a white Ford station wagon with flames painted on it. Rachel Monroe, The Atlantic, "The Killing of a Colorado Rancher," 20 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of station wagon

1929, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of station wagon was in 1929

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8 Jun 2020

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“Station wagon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of station wagon

US : 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

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Kids Definition of station wagon

: 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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