Definition of wagon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈwæɡən//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwæɡən//
    Trains, Types of vehicle
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  1. 1(British English) (North American English freight car) a railway/railroad truck for carrying goods See related entries: Trains
  2. 2(British English also waggon) a vehicle with four wheels, pulled by horses or oxen and used for carrying heavy loads See related entries: Types of vehicle
  3. 3(also cart) (both North American English) (British English trolley) a small table on very small wheels, used for carrying or serving food or drink
  4. see also bandwagon, station wagon
    Word Originlate 15th cent.: from Dutch wagen.Extra examples a long train of supply wagons covered wagons rolling across the prairies A hay wagon was winding slowly along the lane. Dust rose from a wagon train. He tried to hide in a container wagon. She told me to climb up onto the wagon. The statue was transported on a railway wagon. They travelled from Tennessee in a covered wagon.Idioms (informal) to not drink alcohol, either for a short time or permanently
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