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Waggled
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Wagon ceiling
wagon master
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Wagon vault
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WAGON, WAGGON
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Wagonage

Wagon definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

WAGON, n.
1. A vehicle moved on four wheels, and usually drawn by horses; used for the transportation of heavy commodities. In America, light wagons are used for the conveyance of families, and for carrying light commodities to market, particulary a very light kind drawn by one horse.
2. A chariot. [Not in use.]
WAGON, v.t. To transport in a wagon. Goods are wagoned from London to the interior.
WAGON, v.i. To practice the transportation of goods in a wagon. The man wagons between Philadelphia and Pittsburg.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by an animal or a tractor [syn: wagon, waggon]
2: van used by police to transport prisoners [syn: police van, police wagon, paddy wagon, patrol wagon, wagon, black Maria]
3: a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major [syn: Big Dipper, Dipper, Plough, Charles's Wain, Wain, Wagon]
4: a child's four-wheeled toy cart sometimes used for coasting [syn: wagon, coaster wagon]
5: a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat [syn: beach wagon, station wagon, wagon, estate car, beach waggon, station waggon, waggon]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Dutch wagen, from Middle Dutch more at wain Date: 15th century 1. a. a usually four-wheeled vehicle for transporting bulky commodities and drawn originally by animals b. a lighter typically horse-drawn vehicle for transporting goods or passengers c. paddy wagon 2. British a railway freight car 3. a low four-wheeled vehicle with an open rectangular body and a retroflex tongue made for the play or use of a child 4. a small wheeled table used for the service of a dining room <the dessert wagon> 5. a delivery truck <a milk wagon> 6. station wagon II. verb Date: 1606 intransitive verb to travel or transport goods by wagon transitive verb to transport (goods) by wagon

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also Brit. waggon) 1 a four-wheeled vehicle for heavy loads, often with a removable tilt or cover. 2 Brit. a railway vehicle for goods, esp. an open truck. 3 a trolley for conveying tea etc. 4 (in full water-wagon) a vehicle for carrying water. 5 US a light horse-drawn vehicle. 6 colloq. a motor car, esp. an estate car. Phrases and idioms: on the wagon (or water-wagon) sl. teetotal. wagon-roof (or -vault) = barrel vault. Etymology: earlier wagon, wag(h)en, f. Du. wag(h)en, rel. to OE wægn WAIN

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Wagon Wag"on, v. i. To wagon goods as a business; as, the man wagons between Philadelphia and its suburbs.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Wagon Wag"on, n. [D. wagen. [root]136. See Wain.] 1. A wheeled carriage; a vehicle on four wheels, and usually drawn by horses; especially, one used for carrying freight or merchandise. Note: In the United States, light wagons are used for the conveyance of persons and light commodities. 2. A freight car on a railway. [Eng.] 3. A chariot [Obs.] --Spenser. 4. (Astron.) The Dipper, or Charles's Wain. Note: This word and its compounds are often written with two g's (waggon, waggonage, etc.), chiefly in England. The forms wagon, wagonage, etc., are, however, etymologically preferable, and in the United States are almost universally used. Wagon boiler. See the Note under Boiler, 3. Wagon ceiling (Arch.), a semicircular, or wagon-headed, arch or ceiling; -- sometimes used also of a ceiling whose section is polygonal instead of semicircular. Wagon master, an officer or person in charge of one or more wagons, especially of those used for transporting freight, as the supplies of an army, and the like. Wagon shoe, a skid, or shoe, for retarding the motion of a wagon wheel; a drag. Wagon vault. (Arch.) See under 1st Vault.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Wagon Wag"on, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wagoned; p. pr. & vb. n. Wagoning.] To transport in a wagon or wagons; as, goods are wagoned from city to city.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Vault Vault (v[add]lt; see Note, below), n. [OE. voute, OF. voute, volte, F. vo[^u]te, LL. volta, for voluta, volutio, fr. L. volvere, volutum, to roll, to turn about. See Voluble, and cf. Vault a leap, Volt a turn, Volute.] 1. (Arch.) An arched structure of masonry, forming a ceiling or canopy. The long-drawn aisle and fretted vault. --Gray. 2. An arched apartment; especially, a subterranean room, use for storing articles, for a prison, for interment, or the like; a cell; a cellar. ``Charnel vaults.'' --Milton. The silent vaults of death. --Sandys. To banish rats that haunt our vault. --Swift. 3. The canopy of heaven; the sky. That heaven's vault should crack. --Shak. 4. [F. volte, It. volta, originally, a turn, and the same word as volta an arch. See the Etymology above.] A leap or bound. Specifically: (a) (Man.) The bound or leap of a horse; a curvet. (b) A leap by aid of the hands, or of a pole, springboard, or the like. Note: The l in this word was formerly often suppressed in pronunciation. Barrel, Cradle, Cylindrical, or Wagon, vault (Arch.), a kind of vault having two parallel abutments, and the same section or profile at all points. It may be rampant, as over a staircase (see Rampant vault, under Rampant), or curved in plan, as around the apse of a church. Coved vault. (Arch.) See under 1st Cove, v. t. Groined vault (Arch.), a vault having groins, that is, one in which different cylindrical surfaces intersect one another, as distinguished from a barrel, or wagon, vault. Rampant vault. (Arch.) See under Rampant. Ribbed vault (Arch.), a vault differing from others in having solid ribs which bear the weight of the vaulted surface. True Gothic vaults are of this character. Vault light, a partly glazed plate inserted in a pavement or ceiling to admit light to a vault below.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(wagons) Note: in BRIT, also use 'waggon' 1. A wagon is a strong vehicle with four wheels, usually pulled by horses or oxen and used for carrying heavy loads. = cart N-COUNT 2. A wagon is a large container on wheels which is pulled by a train. (mainly BRIT; in AM, use freight car) N-COUNT 3. Someone who is on the wagon has stopped drinking alcohol. (INFORMAL) I'm on the wagon for a while. Cleaning out my system. PHRASE: v-link PHR, PHR after v 4. see also station wagon

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Heb. aghalah; so rendered in Gen. 45:19, 21, 27; 46:5; Num. 7:3, 7,8, but elsewhere rendered "cart" (1 Sam. 6:7, etc.). This vehicle was used for peaceful purposes. In Ezek. 23:24, however, it is the rendering of a different Hebrew word, and denotes a war-chariot.

Moby Thesaurus

Black Maria, Conestoga wagon, barge, boat, bus, caravan, carryall, cart, coach, covered wagon, cruiser, dray, ferry, float, haul, haywagon, lighter, paddy wagon, patrol car, patrol wagon, police van, prairie schooner, prowl car, raft, ship, sled, sledge, squad car, truck, van, waggon, wain, wheelbarrow




 


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