- a light, four-wheeled carriage in which a long elastic board or lattice frame is used in place of body and springs.
Origin of buckboard
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Examples from the Web for buckboard
Meredith said to Helen, gravely, as he handed her out of the buckboard.The Gentleman From Indiana
I suppose there is nothing for it but get out my buckboard and get back to Three Rivers.One Day's Courtship
I was keeping abreast of the wagon, in my buckboard, away to the south of it.
I abandoned the buckboard and cargo, and took to the saddle.
He doffed his prairie hat as the buckboard drew abreast of him.The Night Riders
- US and Canadian an open four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with the seat attached to a flexible board between the front and rear axles
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Word Origin and History for buckboard
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