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Noun: prairie schooner  'preh-ree'skoo-nur
Usage: N. Amer
  1. 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
    - covered wagon, Conestoga wagon, Conestoga, prairie wagon

Derived forms: prairie schooners

Type of: waggon, wagon

Part of: caravan, train, wagon train

Encyclopedia: Prairie schooner