Rockaway meaning

rŏkə-wā
A four-wheeled carriage with two seats and a standing top.
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A light horse-drawn carriage with four wheels, open sides, and a standing top.
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(dated, uncommon) A light, low, four-wheeled carriage with standing top, open at the sides, but with waterproof curtains for bad weather.
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(dated, uncommon) A similar but heavier carriage, enclosed except at the front, and with a door at each side.
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A sandy peninsula in Queens County, New York, extending west from Nassau County, dividing Jamaica Bay from the Atlantic Ocean.
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Origin of rockaway

  • Probably after Rockaway , a town of northern New Jersey

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably from Rockaway Beach, where they were used. From the Unami lekawe (“sandy place") or a Munsee cognate of that word.

    From Wiktionary

  • See rockaway.

    From Wiktionary