- a light, four-wheeled carriage having two or three seats and a fixed top.
Origin of rockaway
1835–45, Americanism; apparently named after Rockaway, town in N New Jersey
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Examples from the Web for rockaway
The annual battle to build the most outrageously creative sand castle was held on Rockaway Beach in Queens on Friday.The 2013 Artist Sand Castle Competition Hosted by Creative Time (PHOTOS)
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He spoke as if he lived in Rockaway as he suggested that Hurricane Sandy was something that the leaders should have anticipated.
He has often acknowledged that the Rockaway vote was what put him in Congress in the first place.
And with all of this comes a feeling that Rockaway is too often forgotten.
“Anthony Weiner is the mayoral candidate for mayor,” said John Cori of the Friends of Rockaway.
Le Roi accompanied the Bensons in the all-accommodating Rockaway.
When I resumed my seat in the rockaway, Julius started the mare.
Here are two cheerful stenographers off to Rockaway for the week-end.Plum Pudding</p>
The rockaway, made first in 1830, was a light waggon with wooden springs on the outside of the body.Carriages & Coaches
Beyond the deep channel the bar rises, covered with white breakers, and extends to the distant Rockaway shore.
- US a four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage, usually with two seats and a hard top
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