Buckboard



a light, four-wheeled carriage in which a long elastic board or lattice frame is used in place of body and springs.
Historical Examples

Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher Eleanor Gates
Days Off Henry Van Dyke
The Rustlers of Pecos County Zane Grey
The Watchers of the Plains Ridgewell Cullum
The Firing Line Robert W. Chambers
The Four Pools Mystery Jean Webster
Girl Scouts at Dandelion Camp Lillian Elizabeth Roy
The Gentleman From Indiana Booth Tarkington
The Watchers of the Plains Ridgewell Cullum
The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum

noun
(US & Canadian) an open four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with the seat attached to a flexible board between the front and rear axles
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