from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A four-wheeled open carriage with the seat or seats attached to a flexible board running between the front and rear axles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A four-wheeled carriage in which a long elastic board or frame is used in place of body, springs, and gear.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an open horse-drawn carriage with four wheels; has a seat attached to a flexible board between the two axles


Obsolete buck, body of a wagon (from Middle English bouk, belly, from Old English būc) + board.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
buck +‎ board (Wiktionary)


  • After the Patagonia fever passed he deeded over to his family ten acres of Tarwater Flat and retained for himself only a span of old horses, a mountain buckboard and one room in the crowded house.

    “It was the Golden Fleece ready for the shearing.”

  • All he had retained for himself was a span of old horses, a mountain buckboard, and his one room in the crowded house.

    Like Argus of the Ancient Times

  • They -- these charming, kind people -- lent us their own 'buckboard' -- a glorified one; and their two horses, Cash and

    The Port of Adventure

  • When we were going to leave Las Cruces we bought a two-seated wagon called a buckboard, and a pair of horses.

    Jewish Women: Western Pioneers - Anna Solomon

  • I asked Jim before he went one day if he could not try her in the old buckboard, which is very light.

    A Woman Rice Planter

  • His buckboard was a rattletrap, old, insulting challenge to every little stone in the road; but there was nothing the matter with the horses or their harness.

    The Killer

  • Ben now drove about town in a vehicle called a buckboard and spent the entire day hurrying from job to job.

    Poor White

  • The packing of the buckboard was a business calling for some skill.

    The Foreigner A Tale of Saskatchewan

  • The buckboard was a strong one, but the road had been washed out so much by the storm that it was very uneven, and the jouncing threatened each moment to land one lad or another out on his head.

    The Rover Boys on the Farm or Last Days at Putnam Hall

  • The peculiar vehicle which is here known as a "buckboard" we find a comfortable conveyance, with a motion which seems a combination of see-saw and baby-jumper.

    Over the Border: Acadia, the Home of "Evangeline"


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