Definition of rockaway in US English:

rockaway

noun

US
historical
  • (A) A light four-wheeled carriage with a long fixed top and open sides, typically seating two or three people; (b) a heavy four-wheeled carriage with an open front, a fixed back, and a door on each side. More fully "Rockaway carriage", "Rockaway wagon".

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Pennsylvania Inquirer & National Gazette. From the name of Rockaway, a town in New Jersey, where such carriages were introduced.

Pronunciation

rockaway

/ˈrɒkəweɪ/