prairie schooner

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prairie schooner (plural prairie schooners)

  1. A horse-drawn wagon used to transport people and goods in the American west of the 18th and 19th centuries.
    • 1864, Charles S. Bryant and Abel B. Murch, A History of the Great Massacre by the Sioux Indians, in Minnesota: Including the Personal Narratives of Many who Escaped, Rickey & Carroll, page 112,
      It was what we call a "prairie schooner," covered with cloth, a genuine emigrant wagon.

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