Buckboard (noun) – a four-wheeled vehicle with a floor made of long springy boards.

This was found in “Beloved,” on page 12, in the first paragraph. “When he turned his head, aiming for a last look at Brother, turned it as much as the rope that he connected his neck to the axle of a buckboard allowed, and, later on, when they fastened the iron around his ankles and clamped the wrists as well, there was no outward sign of trembling at all.”

Paul D’s neck was connected to a four-wheeled vehicle, kind of like a car.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.