- an automobile with one or more rows of folding or removable seats behind the driver and no luggage compartment but an area behind the seats into which suitcases, parcels, etc., can be loaded through a tailgate.
Origin of station wagon
An Americanism dating back to 1925–30
Also called, especially British, estate car.
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- US, Canadian, Australian, NZ and Southern African a car with a comparatively long body containing a large carrying space, reached through a rear door: usually the back seats can be folded forward to increase the carrying spaceBritish term: estate car
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