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.
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How to use prairie schooner in a sentence
In the street a luxurious limousine was tooting for a ramshackle prairie schooner to turn to one side.The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch | Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
An authentic prairie schooner, a true veteran of the Plains, was out of the question.Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail | Ezra Meeker
The bed was of the old prairie-schooner style, with the bottom boat-shaped and the ribs on the outside.Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail | Ezra Meeker
We camped for three weeks, living in our prairie schooner, while the men put up the wild hay.Old Rail Fence Corners | Various
A neighbor took my father with him and met us at McGregor Landing with an ox team hitched to a prairie schooner.Old Rail Fence Corners | Various
British Dictionary definitions for prairie schooner
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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