a large wagon with a high, bonnetlike canvas top, especially such a wagon used by pioneers to transport themselves and their possessions across the North American plains during the westward migrations in the 19th century.
British Railroads. a boxcar.
(US & Canadian) a large wagon with an arched canvas top, used formerly for prairie travel
A typical conveyance for settlers moving west with their belongings. It was drawn by horses or oxen and equipped with a canvas cover, often supported by hoops, to keep off rain.
An aircraft carrier (WWII Navy)
- Cover for
1. Also, cover up for. Conceal a wrongdoing or wrongdoer, as in Bill was supposed to be on duty but went to a ballgame and Alan agreed to cover for him or I covered up for my friend when her mother called to find out where she was. [ 1960s ] Also see: cover up, […]
noun 1. a thin, round or square piece of glass used to cover an object mounted on a slide for microscopic observation. noun 1. a thin square of mounted glass used to protect a photographic slide
noun 1. an attractive young woman whose picture is featured on a magazine cover. noun 1. a girl, esp a glamorous one, whose picture appears on the cover of a newspaper or magazine modifier : It doesn’t seem fair that their cover-girl looks should obscure the vast athletic skills displayed between the lines noun phrase […]
[kuhv-er-ing] /ˈkʌv ər ɪŋ/ noun 1. something laid over or wrapped around a thing, especially for concealment, protection, or warmth. 2. Mathematics. (def 50). 3. the buying of securities or commodities that one has sold short, in order to return them to the person from whom they were borrowed. [kuhv-er] /ˈkʌv ər/ verb (used with […]