station wagon

an automobile with one or more rows of folding or removable seats behind the driver and no luggage compartment but an area behind the seats into which suitcases, parcels, etc., can be loaded through a tailgate. Also called, esp. Brit., estate car.
[1925-30, Amer.]

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