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noun
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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Also called, especially British, estate car.

Origin of station wagon

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30
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station wagon

noun
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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