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prairie schooner vs. Conestoga wagon

  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.
[ kon-uh-stoh-guh, kon- ]
  1. a large, heavy, broad-wheeled covered wagon, used especially for transporting pioneers and freight across North America during the early westward migration.

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