Definition of Covered wagon
1. Noun. A large wagon with broad wheels and an arched canvas top; used by the United States pioneers to cross the prairies in the 19th century.
Generic synonyms: Waggon, Wagon
Group relationships: Caravan, Train, Wagon Train
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Covered Wagon
Literary usage of Covered wagon
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1901)
"A covered wagon traveling from place to place, in which prostitution is carried on, ... Disorderly houses; covered wagon as house. " 631 DOGS. ..."
2. Wool-gathering by Gail Hamilton (1867)
"Holding our own against the Pretensions of Nature. — A Rhapsody over a Covered Wagon. — Expanding to the Occasion. — The Mississippi in a Decline. ..."
3. Bon-mots of Sydney Smith and R. Brinsley Sheridan by Sydney Smith, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Walter Jerrold (1893)
"Had he only one covered wagon to carry friends and goods' ? or has he left directions behind him that they may know where to call! ..."
4. Collection and Disposal of Municipal Refuse by Rudolph Hering, Samuel Arnold Greeley (1921)
"22 shows a covered wagon used in Newark. Fia. 22.—covered wagon, Newark, NJ Fig. 23 shows a garbage cart, used on Staten Island, NY, covered with ..."
5. Adventure Guide to the Pacific Northwest by Don Young, Marjorie Young (1999)
"They also can take pack trips, covered wagon trips, or trail rides on the Oregon Trail. Rock Springs Guest Ranch (« 541/389-1854) in Bend, Mountain Shadow ..."
6. Railway Rates: The Method of Calculating Equitable Rates and Charges for by Joseph Horrocks (1909)
"It shall be assumed, therefore, that the average weight of covered wagon is 51 tons, and that the maximum weight of load which it is registered to carry is ..."