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 Instead, Polevich went home, parked the car — a white, 1992 Volvo station wagon — in his garage and covered it with a tarp, prosecutors said. CBS News, 3 Aug. 2022 One option is to pack up everything in the family station wagon and head north. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 15 July 2022 Sportif was founded in 1965 when John Kirsch began selling tennis shorts from the back of the family station wagon. Nick Davidson, Outside Online, 1 Oct. 2014 This is beyond a compact estate car / station wagon, and close to what a larger SUV such ask Skoda’s Enyaq iV has to offer. James Morris, Forbes, 2 July 2022 Plus, your Subaru or 4Runner isn't going to be as much fun to drive as a 670-hp electric Porsche station wagon. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 5 May 2022 On a July afternoon in 1984, in the quiet town of American Fork, Utah, two brothers, Ron and Dan Lafferty, pulled up to their youngest brother’s duplex in a beat-up green station wagon. Josh St. Clair, Men's Health, 29 Apr. 2022 Police pulled over the man’s Ford Focus station wagon on North Rocky River at Sheldon Road after checking his temporary license tag and determining that the tag had expired in November. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 14 Apr. 2022 In this photo provided by the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, a javelina is seen inside a Subaru station wagon in Cornville, Ariz., Wednesday, April 6, 2022. CBS News, 12 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of station wagon

1929, in the meaning defined above

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8 Aug 2022

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“Station wagon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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: 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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