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Old 07-04-2016, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by kaylasdad99 View Post
Unless I'm mistaken, the common storage solution was a steamer trunk strapped to the back of the car. on the outside.

I suspect that this is why we call the storage compartment in the rear of today's cars the "trunk."

Maybe someone could explain why those wacky Brits call it the "boot."
The "boot" was the covered area on a stagecoach where passengers' luggage was stored. See the leather-covered back end of this example.