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Meaning of CONESTOGA WAGON

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a large wagon with broad wheels and an arched canvas top; used by the United States pioneers to cross the prairies in the 19th century
 
 Synonyms: Conestoga, covered wagon, prairie schooner, prairie wagon
 
 See Also: caravan, train, waggon, wagon, wagon train

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con`es*to"ga wag`on\ or wain \wain\ [From
Conestoga, Pennsylvania.]
A kind of large broad-wheeled wagon, usually covered, for
traveling in soft soil and on prairies.

 

 

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