Definitions for buckboardˈbʌkˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

buck•boardˈbʌkˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd(n.)

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

    Category: Transportation

Origin of buckboard:

1830–40, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. buckboard(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. 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.

  2. Origin: buck + board

Webster Dictionary

  1. Buckboard(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Buckboard

    A buckboard is a four-wheeled wagon of simple construction meant to be drawn by a horse or other large animal. The "buckboard" is the front-most board on the wagon that could act as both a footrest for the driver and protection for the driver from the horse's rear hooves in case of a "buck". 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 of one or more boards to which the front axle is connected on a pivoting joint at its midpoint. A buckboard wagon often carries a seat for a driver. Such a seat may be supported by springs. The main platform between axles is not suspended by springs like a carriage. Made in the 18th century around the same time as carriages. Originally designed for personal transportation in mountain regions, these distinctively American vehicles were widely used in newly settled regions of the United States. Some Cyclecars e.g. the Smith Flyer were also referred to as 'Buckboard Cars".

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