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

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Parents would load kids up in their station wagons and drive. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, Indianapolis Star, "She was 15, a swimmer at Broad Ripple High, when she landed the cover of Sports Illustrated," 10 July 2019 The Jackson County District Attorney's Office charged Wanda Garcia and Lori Declusin with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle for allegedly taking a 1990s Ford Escort station wagon that belonged to Day. Fox News, "2 Oregon women accused of stealing from a dead Mouseketeer," 30 June 2019 And my parents’ generation got in the back of a station wagon and went where dad wanted, and watched whatever dad watched. Andy Mccullough,, "How baby boomer managers reach these dang millennial players," 8 June 2019 The station wagon version was as shapely as the sedan. Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY, "Ford ends iconic Taurus, as cars lose out to popular SUVs," 27 Apr. 2018 Despite not being the family transporter of choice for many years, station wagons remain some of the most useful vehicles currently sold, not to mention some of the coolest looking. Kirk Seaman, Car and Driver, "2019 Editors' Choice Awards: The Best Sedans, Hatchbacks, Coupes, and Convertibles," 30 Jan. 2019 In the 1960s, there (were) a lot of coupes and station wagons. ... Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, "Is Ford killing the car? Not exactly, but SUVs do own the road," 26 Apr. 2018 The trips, in a huge old white Chevrolet station wagon, would take days, through New Mexico and Arizona and Utah and then into the Pacific Northwest. Eve Macsweeney, Vogue, "In Randy Kennedy’s Presidio, a Startling Road Trip Thriller Full of Twists and Turns," 17 Aug. 2018 Further Reading The station wagon is alive and well: Driving the Buick Regal TourX On the road, the Terrain rides very nicely. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Review: GMC Terrain gives you the ride you want—at a price," 23 Dec. 2018

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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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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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