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prairie schooner

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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.

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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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