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station wagon

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noun
  1. an automobile with one or more rows of folding or removable seats behind the driver and no luggage compartment but an area behind the seats into which suitcases, parcels, etc., can be loaded through a tailgate.
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Origin of station wagon

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30
Also called, especially British, estate car.
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Related Words for station wagon

transportation, auto, van, truck, bus, convertible, taxi, limousine, wagon, ride, machine, pickup, motor, automobile, jeep, compact, lemon, wreck, buggy, crate

Examples from the Web for station wagon

Historical Examples of station wagon

  • My good old Dobbin has to pull Mother's station-wagon, too, you know, which is bad for his gaits.

    Why Joan?

    Eleanor Mercein Kelly

  • The Packard sedan had not been moved, but the station-wagon was facing in the opposite direction.

    Murder in the Gunroom

    Henry Beam Piper


British Dictionary definitions for station wagon

station wagon

noun
  1. US, Canadian, Australian, NZ and Southern African a car with a comparatively long body containing a large carrying space, reached through a rear door: usually the back seats can be folded forward to increase the carrying spaceBritish term: estate car
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