Conestoga wagon

Conestoga wagon
Con′es•to′ga wag′on
[[t]ˈkɒn əˈstoʊ gə, ˌkɒn-[/t]] n.
trs a large, heavy, broad-wheeled covered wagon, used to transport freight across North America during the early westward migration. Also called Con`es•to′ga
Etymology: 1715–20; after Conestoga, Pa., where it was first made

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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