prairie schooner

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  1. 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

Words Nearby prairie schooner Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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.

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  • An authentic prairie schooner, a true veteran of the Plains, was out of the question.

  • The bed was of the old prairie-schooner style, with the bottom boat-shaped and the ribs on the outside.

  • We camped for three weeks, living in our prairie schooner, while the men put up the wild hay.

  • A neighbor took my father with him and met us at McGregor Landing with an ox team hitched to a prairie schooner.

British Dictionary definitions for prairie schooner

prairie schooner

  1. 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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