Conestoga wagon

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


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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for conestoga wagon

Conestoga wagon

/ (ˌkɒnɪˈstəʊɡə) /


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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