Conestoga-wagon meaning

A heavy covered wagon with large rear wheels, used especially by American pioneers as they traveled west.
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A broad-wheeled covered wagon used for hauling freight in colonial America.
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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.
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Origin of conestoga-wagon

  • After Conestoga , a village of southeast Pennsylvania
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Perhaps introduced by settlers from the Conestoga Valley of Pennsylvania in about 1725.
    From Wiktionary