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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But elsewhere in the world, the citizenry tows its trailers with whatever’s handy, which often means a small front-wheel-drive station wagon. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Can You Tow With Front-Wheel Drive?," 2 Sep. 2019 In June, my parents would stuff picnic essentials and their six kids into the station wagon and make the short drive out from our Philadelphia home. Richard Brady, National Review, "Valley of the Shadow," 31 Aug. 2019 Park had been driving a 2013 white Toyota station wagon, used as a taxi, at the time of the crash. Katherine Rosenberg-douglas,, "Taxi driver killed in three-vehicle crash on the Edens identified as 69-year-old," 5 Aug. 2019 The mechanic built the levers and installed the rig in the hydraulic steering system of our family’s station wagon. David A. Taylor, Smithsonian, "From the Family Station Wagon to the Apollo Lunar Rover, My Dad’s Engineering Talent Had No Limits," 9 July 2019 Their car, a Volvo station wagon, was stuffed to the roof with suitcases, garment bags, and Tokarczuk’s beech tree from the Apostrof festival. Ruth Franklin, The New Yorker, "Olga Tokarczuk’s Novels Against Nationalism," 29 July 2019 His father, Chet, helped him load the remaining tapes into the family’s 1963 Pontiac station wagon. USA TODAY, "Moon trees, moon film, monk honored: News from around our 50 states," 23 July 2019 Twice in the summer, my mother would pack homemade sandwiches, Fritos and oranges, then pack her five kids into the 1966 Country Squire station wagon and take us to Laguna Beach. Susan Straight,, "Susan Straight’s summer book picks transport readers beyond 'beach reads'," 12 July 2019 Here are our picks for the best station wagons for 2019. Kirk Seaman, Car and Driver, "2019 Editors' Choice Awards: The Best Sedans, Hatchbacks, Coupes, and Convertibles," 30 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of station wagon

1929, in the meaning defined above

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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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