Conestoga wagonConestoga wagon
a broad-wheeled covered wagon used for hauling freight in colonial America
Origin of Conestoga wagonafter Conestoga Valley, Lancaster County, Pa., where the wagons were made
A heavy covered wagon with large rear wheels, used especially by American pioneers as they traveled west.
Origin of Conestoga wagonAfter Conestoga , a village of southeast Pennsylvania
(plural Conestoga wagons)
- prairie schooner
Perhaps introduced by settlers from the Conestoga Valley of Pennsylvania in about 1725.