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.

Nearby words

  1. prairie pointer,
  2. prairie provinces,
  3. prairie rattlesnake,
  4. prairie rose,
  5. prairie school,
  6. prairie skirt,
  7. prairie smoke,
  8. prairie soil,
  9. prairie state,
  10. prairie style

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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