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Meaning of covered wagon

cov'ered wag'on

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a large wagon with a high, bonnetlike canvas top, esp. such a wagon used by pioneers to transport themselves and their possessions across the North American plains during the westward migrations in the 19th century.
  2. a boxcar.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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