American English

Definition of wagon noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1 a small vehicle with wheels that can be pushed or pulled along and is used for carrying things
  2. 2 a vehicle with four wheels, pulled by horses or oxen and used for carrying heavy loads see also bandwagon, chuck wagon
  3. 3 = station wagon
  4. Idioms
    be/go on the wagon (informal)
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    to not drink alcohol, either for a short time or permanently
    fall off the wagon (informal)
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    to start drinking alcohol again after stopping
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: wagon