station wagon

station wagon (plural station wagons)

  1. (obsolete) A vehicle providing transport to and from a railway station.
  2. (US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, automotive) A body style for cars in which the roof is extended rearward to produce an enclosed area in the position and serving the function of the boot (trunk) of a sedan / saloon.
    • 1952 November, Should You Buy A Station Wagon?, Kiplinger′s Personal Finance, [|%22station+wagons%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&source=bl&ots=kHIicbA-HJ&sig=7zIw5PQlXp0j7pU4gA84kwtDi8U&hl=en&sa=X&ei=369lUPCSO8meiQeYloDIBQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22station%20wagon%22|%22station%20wagons%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 45],
      Trade-in values for station wagons have shown a marked improvement since the introduction of the all-steel body. In fact, a station wagon buyer need not worry about his investment′s depreciating any more than he would have to if he bought a four-door sedan.
    • 1983, Willie Morris, The Courting of Marcus Dupree, 1992, [|%22station+wagons%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&source=bl&ots=mk8RqYGE9Y&sig=tslJQ-OjMJEncaaBz02AhkWiHFA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Y7VlUO2CMYaViAfGmYDgCw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22station%20wagon%22|%22station%20wagons%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 164],
      The Negro was lying in a ditch on the left side of the road, face down, headed west, and the body more or less parallel to the road and about a car length behind the station wagon and a car length in front of Price′s car.
    • 2005, Jim Hinckley, The Big Book of Car Culture: The Armchair Guide to Automotive Americana, [|%22station+wagons%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&source=bl&ots=LUNhi0vwoH&sig=rRcb-vYy2BSzU30moTV_IUu8n7A&hl=en&sa=X&ei=369lUPCSO8meiQeYloDIBQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22station%20wagon%22|%22station%20wagons%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 184],
      The prosperity of the postwar years, the baby boom, and the birth of suburbia sent the demand for station wagons soaring. As a result, by 1952 almost every manufacturer offered a station wagon model.
    • 2007, Wendy Lewis, See Australia and Die: Tales of Misadventure Down Under, [|%22station+wagons%22+australia+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&source=bl&ots=AjtpK42o5T&sig=fV_ebbzL44Yq3csbe-bBNXmP9nE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=QLdlULOqBcyRiQe18ID4BQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22station%20wagon%22|%22station%20wagons%22%20australia%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false unnumbered page],
      They rushed him to nearby Coledale Hospital in the back of a station wagon where doctors were standing by.
    • 2011, Balaji Rao, From India to Australia, [|%22station+wagons%22+australia+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&source=bl&ots=81eg-lTpjF&sig=3ddDTxlI_h4n8smNi9VkSR-osSQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=QLdlULOqBcyRiQe18ID4BQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22station%20wagon%22|%22station%20wagons%22%20australia%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false unnumbered page],
      Two Johns (John Hoban and John Groutsch) came to Essendon airport in their Holden station wagon to take me back to Tocumwal for an interview.
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