Conestoga wagon

[ kon-uh-stoh-guh, kon- ]
/ ˈkɒn əˈstoʊ gə, ˌkɒn- /

noun

a large, heavy, broad-wheeled covered wagon, used especially for transporting pioneers and freight across North America during the early westward migration.

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Also called Con·es·to·ga.

Origin of Conestoga wagon

First recorded in 1690–1700; named after Conestoga, Pa., where it was first made
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British Dictionary definitions for Conestoga wagon

Conestoga wagon
/ (ˌkɒnɪˈstəʊɡə) /

noun

US and Canadian a large heavy horse-drawn covered wagon used in the 19th century

Word Origin for Conestoga wagon

C19: after Conestoga, Pennsylvania, where it was first made
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