- a large, heavy, broad-wheeled covered wagon, used especially for transporting pioneers and freight across North America during the early westward migration.
Origin of Conestoga wagon
First recorded in 1690–1700; named after Conestoga, Pa., where it was first made
Also called Con·es·to·ga.
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- US and Canadian a large heavy horse-drawn covered wagon used in the 19th century
C19: after Conestoga, Pennsylvania, where it was first made