buckboard

[ buhk-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈbʌkˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /

noun

a light, four-wheeled carriage in which a long elastic board or lattice frame is used in place of body and springs.

Origin of buckboard

1830–40, Americanism; obsolete buck “body, holder” (see bucket) + board
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British Dictionary definitions for buckboard

buckboard

/ (ˈbʌkˌbɔːd) /

noun

US and Canadian an open four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with the seat attached to a flexible board between the front and rear axles
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Word Origin and History for buckboard

buckboard


n.

1839, "plank on wheels," from board (n.1) + buck "body of a cart or wagon" (1690s), perhaps representing a dialectal survival of Old English buc "belly, body, trunk"(see bucket). As a type of vehicle constructed this way, from 1874.

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