Meaning of “covered wagon” in the English Dictionary

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"covered wagon" in British English

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covered wagonnoun [ C ]

/ˌkʌv.əd ˈwæɡ.ən/ /ˌkʌv.ɚd ˈwæɡ.ən/

Examples from literature

  • Along with these men were needed covered wagons, with which they carried tools, etc., and in which at night they slept. 
  • Directly below him, half-way between the ranges of hills, was a circle of covered wagons wheel to wheel. 
  • On her mattress, she had been tenderly installed in one of the two covered wagons that carried their household goods. 
  • They made the journey in covered wagons called "prairie-schooners," while their goods followed in peddlers' carts. 
  • We engage a strong covered wagon, with a good pair of horses and a driver, the latter only seventeen years old, but owner of the team, and carrying himself man-fashion, with the precocity of the Western youth. 

(Definition of “covered wagon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"covered wagon" in American English

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covered wagonnoun [ C ]

/ˈkʌv·ərd ˈwæɡ·ən/

a large vehicle with four wheels and a high, covered frame which is pulled by horses or other animals, used in the past to transport people and goods to the western part of the US

(Definition of “covered wagon” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)