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Prairie schooner   /prˈɛri skˈunər/   Listen
Prairie schooner

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, Conestoga wagon, covered wagon, prairie wagon.

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"Prairie schooner" Quotes from Famous Books

... men there was often much pleasure in crossing the continent in a prairie schooner, as the white-covered emigrant wagon was called; but to the women it was another matter, since they had to ride constantly in a wagon, attend to the little children, and do the cooking, often under great ...
— History of California • Helen Elliott Bandini

Words linked to "Prairie schooner" :   waggon, Conestoga wagon, wagon, wagon train, covered wagon, caravan, train

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