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buck-wagon, noun

Origin:
Afrikaans, South African English, EnglishShow more Translation of Afrikaans bokwa, bok the body of a wagon + wa wagon; or formed in South African English from English dialect buck the body of a wagon + wagon a vehicle for the conveyance of loads.
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A large transport wagon with a strong frame and rails, used for transporting heavy loads; buck noun2 sense 2.
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Also U.S. English.
[1864 N. Webster American Dict. of Eng. Lang.Buckwagon.]
1990 Weekend Argus 29 Sept. 13Another consignment of gold..was loaded on to a buckwagon guarded by Veldkornet Steyn and a small bodyguard.
A large transport wagon with a strong frame and rails, used for transporting heavy loads; bucknoun2.

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