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wagon seat

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noun Furniture.
  1. a plain, unupholstered settee, usually with a slat back, for use either indoors or in a wagon.

Origin of wagon seat

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55
Also called rumble seat.
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Examples from the Web for wagon seat

Historical Examples

  • There was no use looking for it, or advertising for it; he knew that it was on that wagon-seat.

    Golden Days for Boys and Girls

    Various

  • He said he put the package on the wagon-seat, and got out to unharness the horse.

  • Dallas upon the wagon-seat, prepared for her long drive, had softened and touched him.

    The Plow-Woman

    Eleanor Gates

  • Dallas nodded, and drew her sister away to the wagon-seat in the corner.

    The Plow-Woman

    Eleanor Gates

  • She spurred Molly up to the wagon-seat and there seized one of the blankets.

    Frances of the Ranges

    Amy Bell Marlowe