American English

Definition of wagon noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a small vehicle with wheels that can be pushed or pulled along and is used for carrying things
  2. 2a 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