covered wagon definition by Webster's New World
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a large wagon with an arched cover of canvas, used by American pioneers
covered wagon definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A large wagon covered with an arched canvas top, used especially by American pioneers for prairie travel.
covered wagon - Cultural Definition
A typical conveyance for settlers moving west with their belongings. It was drawn by horses or oxen and equipped with a canvas cover, often supported by hoops, to keep off rain.