from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A transport-wagon with strong projecting frame work extending over the wheels in order to carry heavy loads, used in South Africa.
- n. Same as buckboard.
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The mule - or buck-wagon, which is of the same class but smaller, can only accommodate two stretchers, four lying-down men without stretchers, or 12-14 sitting-up cases.
"buck-wagon" (Dutch, _bok-wagen_) is a South African cart with a frame projecting over the wheels, used for the transport of heavy loads.