Definition of Conestoga 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.

Exact synonyms: Conestoga, Covered Wagon, Prairie Schooner, Prairie Wagon
Generic synonyms: Waggon, Wagon
Group relationships: Caravan, Train, Wagon Train

Definition of Conestoga wagon

1. Noun. A large cart with a canvas cover drawn by mules, oxen or horses and used extensively during the Westward Expansion of the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. ¹

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Literary usage of Conestoga wagon

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1. American Railway Transportation by Emory Richard Johnson (1908)
"Although numerous companies were chartered during the decade ending in 1812, little was done to improve inland THE conestoga wagon, THE PREDECESSOR OF THE ..."

2. Economic History of the United States by Thurman William Van Metre (1921)
"It had a large trade with Philadelphia over a road which frequently Model of conestoga wagon ... conestoga wagon."

3. A History of the American Nation by Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin (1919)
"Virginia, "the Old Dominion", might almost be said to be the mother of States as THE conestoga wagon well as of Presidents. "While many other States", ..."

4. History of Commerce and Industry by Cheesman Abiah Herrick (1917)
"Pennsylvania introduced a form of wagon which later developed into the Conestoga wagon and ultimately evolved into the prairie schooner and the railway ..."

5. A Pioneer Outline History of Northwestern Pennsylvania: Embracing the by William James McKnight (1905)
"... or the end of Nittany Mountain, to the Town of Erie at Presque-isle. and to cause the said *%^ ; _ „-,, - r^l^- 7.^ - conestoga wagon Road ..."

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