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Conestoga   /kˌɑnəstˈoʊgə/   Listen

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 wagon, covered wagon, prairie schooner, prairie wagon.

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"Conestoga" Quotes from Famous Books

... afternoon, February 2d, the gunboats Cincinnati, Essex, St. Louis, Carondelet, Lexington, Tyler, and Conestoga sailed from Cairo, accompanied by several river steamboats with ten regiments of troops. They went up the Ohio to Paducah, and entered the Tennessee River at dark. The next morning, about daylight, they anchored a few miles below Fort ...
— My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field • Charles Carleton Coffin

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

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