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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. 2017.
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  • Winterson crouched on the wagon seat, rifle in hand and looking backward.

    The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Virginia sat still on the wagon seat, taking in the view of sunset sky and twilight prairie.

    Winning the Wilderness Margaret Hill McCarter
  • The wagon seat was placed upon the ground and along with some boxes and a couple of camp chairs served us admirably.

    The Awakening of the Desert Julius C. Birge
  • 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
  • They had passed the club before sunrise, sitting side by side on the wagon seat in the cold morning air.

    Frank of Freedom Hill Samuel A. Derieux
  • The tired mules halted in their traces and Joe got down from the wagon seat.

    The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Here's two silver dollars, and you'll find some doughnuts in the wagon seat with a chunk of cheese.

    The Gold Brick Ann S. Stephens
  • He sniffed softly at the mare, and Joe hopped from the wagon seat to walk to the head of the team.

    The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • I got the two boards which were fastened together and constituted my wagon seat and laid them over the arch and front brace.

    The Light in the Clearing Irving Bacheller
  • Tom got in, and Haley, drawing out from under the wagon seat a heavy pair of shackles, made them fast around each ankle.

    Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe

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