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 Every summer of my childhood, my family flew from our home in Boston to my father's native Tucson, Arizona, and, in a rented station wagon, rode north and west to parks like Grand Canyon and Yellowstone. Marcia Desanctis, Travel + Leisure, 25 Apr. 2021 Leo’s Bread, a bakery café now taking shape along Bayou Road, got its start in the tailgate of owner Kate Heller’s station wagon. Ian Mcnulty,, 2 Feb. 2021 Which is why Pops decides that, instead of flying to Los Angeles, the whole Mitchell clan will pack themselves into the station wagon and do one last family road trip. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 5 May 2021 Polevich was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with evidence after parking his 1992 Volvo station wagon in a detached garage after the accident to conceal it. Elise Brisco, USA TODAY, 15 May 2021 The 21-year-old driver was shot while at the wheel of a 2002 Volvo station wagon heading south, just north of the Yamato Road exit, about 5 p.m. Monday, the Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release. Wayne K. Roustan,, 6 May 2021 John Stephenson, a 67-year-old massage therapist, has spent several years living out of his station wagon. New York Times, 1 May 2021 All three were among several homeless people taking shelter from the cold and rain in the B Street tunnel Monday morning when a Volvo station wagon jumped the curb and struck them. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Mar. 2021 One evening in 2016, an officer saw Lange driving his station wagon in Sonoma County, playing music loudly and honking his horn several times. Jessica Gresko, Star Tribune, 24 Feb. 2021

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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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21 Jun 2021

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“Station wagon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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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 has a large open area in the back instead of a trunk and a back door for loading and unloading things

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