prairie schooner


noun

a type of covered wagon, similar to but smaller than the Conestoga wagon, used by pioneers in crossing the prairies and plains of North America.

Origin of prairie schooner

First recorded in 1835–45
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prairie schooner


noun

mainly US a horse-drawn covered wagon similar to but smaller than a Conestoga wagon, used in the 19th century to cross the prairies of North America
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