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Probably from Rockaway Beach, where they were used. From the Unami lekawe (sandy place) or a Munsee cognate of that word.


rockaway (plural rockaways)

  1. (dated, uncommon) A light, low, four-wheeled carriage with standing top, open at the sides, but with waterproof curtains for bad weather.
  2. (dated, uncommon) A similar but heavier carriage, enclosed except at the front, and with a door at each side.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for rockaway in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)