from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large wagon covered with an arched canvas top, used especially by American pioneers for prairie travel.
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- n. a large wagon with broad wheels and an arched canvas top; used by the United States pioneers to cross the prairies in the 19th century
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Allan Johnson spent Sunday morning getting antiques, including an 1886 table brought by covered wagon from Utah and a 1928 Oldsmobile the lodge uses for weddings, out of the fire's path.
My illness was too violent to suffer me to ride; therefore I was indebted to a covered wagon for some part of my transportation; but even in this I could not continue far, for the jolting was so great, I was left upon the road with a guard, and necessaries, to wait the arrival of Colonel Dunbar's detachment which was two days 'march behind us, the General giving me his word of honor, that I should be brought up, before he reached the French fort.