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wagon seat

noun, Furniture.
a plain, unupholstered settee, usually with a slat back, for use either indoors or in a wagon.
Also called rumble seat.
Origin of wagon seat
An Americanism dating back to 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She rode upon the wagon seat of her self-appointed executor.

    Desert Dust Edwin L. Sabin
  • Joe harnessed the mules, hitched them, and climbed into the wagon seat.

    The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • The wagon seat only holds two, and besides, our plans are all completed for our trip.

    Young Auctioneers Edward Stratemeyer
  • She clung to the wagon seat and cried loudly when her father took her down.

    A Man for the Ages Irving Bacheller
  • The woman who sat in the wagon seat had got out and was running to interfere.

    The Road

    Jack London
  • It's pretty long and he can spear whatever he wants from the wagon seat.

    Diane of the Green Van

    Leona Dalrymple
  • Virginia sat still on the wagon seat, taking in the view of sunset sky and twilight prairie.

    Winning the Wilderness Margaret Hill McCarter
  • Gramp turned half around on the wagon seat and looked at me in astonishment for an instant; he then burst out in a hearty laugh.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • Some rogue lighted the crackers and tossed them directly beneath the wagon seat, and immediately they began to pop off.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • Winterson crouched on the wagon seat, rifle in hand and looking backward.

    The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard

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