buckboard

/buk"bawrd', -bohrd'/, n.
a light, four-wheeled carriage in which a long elastic board or lattice frame is used in place of body and springs.
[1830-40, Amer.; obs. buck body, holder (see BUCKET) + BOARD]

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 open, flat-bottomed, four-wheeled carriage in which a springy board fastened to the axles supplemented or served in place of actual springs. Springs, if present, were between the board and the seat and not attached to the axles.

      Several varieties of buckboard carriage, such as the surrey buckboard, were popular in the United States in about 1900. Buckboards were usually built with one to three double seats.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Buckboard — Buck board , n. A four wheeled vehicle, having a long elastic board or frame resting on the bolsters or axletrees, and a seat or seats placed transversely upon it; called also {buck wagon}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Buckboard — (engl., spr. böckbōrd), Arbeitswagen in Nordamerika, bestehend aus einem auf vier Rädern ruhenden Gestell mit einem auf die beiden Achsen ausgelegten Brett, auf das für Personenbeförderung Quersitze gestellt werden …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • buckboard — (n.) 1839, plank on wheels, from BOARD (Cf. board) (n.1) + buck body of a cart or wagon (1690s), perhaps a dialectal survival of O.E. buc belly, body, trunk, from W.Gmc. *buh (Cf. Ger. bauch belly ). As a type of vehicle constructed this way,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • buckboard — ☆ buckboard [buk′bôrd΄ ] n. [ BUCK1, vi. + BOARD] a four wheeled, open carriage with the seat or seats carried on a flooring of long, flexible boards whose ends rest directly on the axles …   English World dictionary

  • Buckboard — A four wheeled wagon of simple construction meant to be drawn by a horse or other large animal. The buckboard is steered by its front wheels, which are connected to each other by a single axle. The front and rear axle are connected by a platform… …   Wikipedia

  • buckboard — noun Etymology: obsolete English buck body of a wagon + English board Date: 1839 a four wheeled vehicle with a floor made of long springy boards …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • buckboard — noun A simple, distinctively American four wheeled horse pulled wagon designed for personal transport as well as for transporting animal fodder and domestic goods, often with a spring mounted seat for the driver …   Wiktionary

  • buckboard — buck|board [ˈbʌkbo:d US bo:rd] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: buck main structure of a carriage or cart (17 19 centuries) (perhaps from bouk body, belly (11 19 centuries), from Old English buc; BUCKET) + board] a light vehicle with four wheels that… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • buckboard — buck|board [ bʌk,bɔrd ] noun count AMERICAN a simple vehicle pulled by a horse, used for traveling on in the past …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • buckboard — n. open carriage for four passengers …   English contemporary dictionary

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