Definition of Conestoga
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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Literary usage of Conestoga
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Report of the Secretary for Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1863)
"I cannot close without expressing regret that the " conestoga horse," whose name for so many years has been suggestive of strength, usefulness, and beauty, ..."
2. Lancaster County Indians: Annals of the Susquehannocks and Other Indian by Henry Frank Eshleman (1909)
"393, it is stated that the Council came to this resolution concerning the Governor's last treaty at conestoga, viz: "That the Governor's last expedition ..."
3. Historic Background and Annals of the Swiss and German Pioneer Settlers of by Henry Frank Eshleman (1917)
"1718—The Mennonites Build Their First Grist Mill on the conestoga. This year we have an account of a remarkable German Mennonite on the conestoga. In Vol. ..."
4. Historical Papers and Addresses of the Lancaster County Historical Society by Lancaster County Historical Society (Pa (1908)
"Early conestoga Navigation The first effort to make the Cones- toga river an avenue of trade and commerce was the Act of March 9, 1771 (p. 627, Vol. ..."
5. A Century of Dishonor by Helen Hunt Jackson, Julius H. Seelye, H. B. Whipple (2001)
"WHEN the English first entered Pennsylvania messengers from the conestoga Indians met them, bidding them welcome, and bringing gifts of corn and venison and ..."
6. The Wilderness Trail: Or, The Ventures and Adventures of the Pennsylvania by Charles Augustus Hanna (1911)
"... and its location was almost identical with that of the conestoga Fort Demolished, though both were some distance down the river from Conewago Rapids. ..."
7. Frank Forester's Horse and Horsemanship of the United States and British by Henry William Herbert (1857)
"HISTORY OF THE conestoga HORSE. Of this noble draught-horse, I regret to say that there ... The above cut is the portrait of a fine brown conestoga horse, ..."