Station-wagon meaning

An automobile having an extended interior with a third seat or luggage platform and a door or tailgate at the back.
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An automobile capable of carrying more passengers or cargo than a conventional sedan: it has a large interior with a tailgate, but no trunk.
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(US, Australia, New Zealand, automotive) A body style for cars in which the roof is extended rearward to produce an enclosed area in the position of and serving the function of the boot (trunk) of a sedan / saloon.
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Attributive form of station wagon.

Station-wagon driver.

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Origin of station-wagon

  • Originally a covered wagon used to convey passengers from a train station to their hotel

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