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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
wagon
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
chuck wagon
paddy wagon
station wagon
wagon train
welcome wagon
▪ The company is bringing out the welcome wagon for the new sales recruits.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
old
▪ There is also an old goods wagon at this spot, but it is not from this line.
▪ Parked ahead on the distant corner was his old dusty station wagon.
▪ It will feature vehicles such as old buses, wagons and fire engines.
■ NOUN
paddy
▪ It had been an honest mistake, though, the paddy wagon men believing he was dead or dying.
▪ They arrested the peaceful marchers, put them in paddy wagons, and charged them with disorderly conduct.
rail
▪ Eric's guitar sounded like two steel rail wagons clanging together in a Chicago freight yard at 4am.
▪ Councillors in Sefton have demanded rail wagons from the site be enclosed adding £12m to the company's costs.
railway
▪ Ageing railway wagons continue to run along old lines, now turned orange with rust.
▪ In the background, a railway wagon awaits collection.
▪ No explanation was given, least of all to the thousands of workers living in converted railway wagons around the site.
station
▪ Also there is no legal obstruction to you taking the coffin to the crematorium in a station wagon.
▪ It was for the upper middle class in their station wagons that rumbled over our heads at night.
▪ The rotted-out Ford station wagon has been replaced.
▪ Once or twice a week Howard climbs into the station wagon and drives over to the little market town fifteen miles away.
▪ Before long, friends pitched in and helped the family buy a used station wagon.
▪ The latest in the field are a soft top and station wagon Defender 90 models from Land Rover.
▪ She rode in back of the station wagon, probably on a wheeled stretcher, with a battery-run respirator on her chest.
train
▪ He was left behind by the rest of the wagon train because his vehicle was so cumbersome.
▪ There must be people in these old graveyards who came out on wagon trains.
▪ She attacked a wagon train two years ago.
▪ As sundown approached, scores of settlers and a wagon train of police vans moved down the hill as Maj.
▪ The noises got nearer and shapes became clearer - horses pulling a long wagon train.
▪ I passed long wagon trains filled with wounded and dying soldiers, without even a blanket to shield them....
▪ Everybody circled up like wagon trains around the bleach vats and wood room and even the goddamn lunch table.
■ VERB
circle
▪ Instead, leaders increasingly see it as their job to circle the wagons.
▪ There is the natural tendency, too, for players to circle the wagons in the locker room.
▪ Everybody circled up like wagon trains around the bleach vats and wood room and even the goddamn lunch table.
drive
▪ Sitting Bull drove her in his wagon to the town of Cannonball.
haul
▪ It hauled wagons up a I-in-8 slope.
▪ A big dray horse might be suited to haul a coal wagon, a more delicate saddle horse to recreational riding.
▪ Mothei; struggling on tiny bound feet, was hauling a wagon uphill in the snow.
pull
▪ But because of incompatibility problems she was unable to pull the wagons under the automatic loader.
▪ The lead horse will accept nothing less than pulling the wagon, and that is where the first breakdown in communication came.
▪ The noises got nearer and shapes became clearer - horses pulling a long wagon train.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A wagon wheel was no trifle; neither was a stove.
▪ A servant hitched up a wagon and drove her the short distance to Mount Pitt.
▪ D'you imagine those wagons hold food?
▪ Louis in Conestoga wagons and traveled across the vast, perilous country in search of a better life in the West.
▪ The pictures show just a few shapes of wagon.
▪ There was money to be made caring for and feeding the travelers, repairing their wagons, buying and selling them livestock.
▪ They just put them in the meat wagon and dropped them up town.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Wagon

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.

Wagon

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

Wagon

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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
wagon

"four-wheeled vehicle to carry heavy loads," late 15c., from Middle Dutch wagen, waghen, from Proto-Germanic *wagnaz (cognates: Old English wægn, Modern English wain, Old Saxon and Old High German wagan, Old Norse vagn, Old Frisian wein, German Wagen), from PIE *wogh-no-, suffixed form of root *wegh- "to carry, to move" (cognates: Sanskrit vahanam "vessel, ship," Greek okhos, Latin vehiculum, Old Church Slavonic vozŭ "carriage, chariot," Russian povozka, Lithuanian va žis "a small sledge," Old Irish fen, Welsh gwain "carriage, cart;" see weigh).\n

\nIn Dutch and German, the general word for "a wheel vehicle;" English use is a result of contact through Flemish immigration, Dutch trade, or the Continental wars. It has largely displaced the native cognate, wain. Spelling preference varied randomly between -g- and -gg- from mid-18c., before American English settled on the etymological wagon, while waggon remained common in Great Britain. Wagon-train is attested from 1810. Phrase on the wagon "abstaining from alcohol" is 1904, originally on the water cart.

Wiktionary
wagon

n. 1 A four-wheeled cart for hauling loads. 2 A freight car on a railway. 3 A child's riding toy, four-wheeled and pulled or steered by a long handle in the front. 4 (context US Australia slang English) A station wagon (or SUV). 5 (context slang English) A paddy wagon. 6 A truck, or lorry. 7 (context Ireland slang dated derogatory English) (non-gloss definition: A derogatory term for a woman); bitch; slapper; cow. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To transport by means of a wagon. 2 (context intransitive English) To travel in a wagon.

WordNet
wagon
  1. n. any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by a horse or tractor [syn: waggon]

  2. van used by police to transport prisoners [syn: police van, police wagon, paddy wagon, patrol wagon, black Maria]

  3. a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major [syn: Big Dipper, Dipper, Plough, Charles's Wain, Wain]

  4. a child's four-wheeled toy cart sometimes used for coasting [syn: coaster wagon]

  5. a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat [syn: beach wagon, station wagon, beach waggon, station waggon, waggon]

Gazetteer
Wikipedia
Wagon

A wagon (also spelt waggon in British and Commonwealth English) is a heavy four-wheeled vehicle pulled by draught animals or on occasion by humans (see below), used for transporting goods, commodities, agricultural materials, supplies, and sometimes people. Wagons are distinguished from carts, which have two wheels, and from lighter four-wheeled vehicles primarily for carrying people, such as carriages.

Wagons are usually pulled by animals such as horses, mules or oxen. They may be pulled by one animal or by several, often in pairs or teams. However, there are examples of human propelled wagons, such as mining corfs.

A wagon was formerly often called a wain, hence one who builds or repairs wagons is a wainwright. More specifically, a wain is a type of horse- or oxen-drawn, load-carrying vehicle, used for agricultural purposes rather than transporting people. A wagon or cart, usually four-wheeled; for example, a haywain. It normally has four wheels, but the term has now acquired slightly poetical connotations, so is not always used with technical correctness. However, a two-wheeled "haywain" would be a hay cart, as opposed to a carriage. "Wain" is also an archaic term for chariot. Wain can also be a verb, to carry or deliver, and has other meanings.

A person who drives wagons is called a "waggoner", a " teamster", a " bullocky", a " muleskinner", or simply a "driver".

Wagon (disambiguation)

A wagon is a heavy four-wheeled vehicle.

Wagon may also refer to:

  • Wagon (toy)
  • Wagon (railroad), or freight car, a railroad car used for transporting freight
  • Wagon (theater), a mobile platform upon which theatrical scenery is built
  • Wagon (company), a British car parts company
  • Wagon Mound, New Mexico, a village in Mora County
  • Station wagon, a type of automobile, and similar:
    • Full-size van, passenger versions are sometimes called "wagons"
    • Minivan
      • Crossover SUV, the modern vehicle that has largely replaced minivans
    • SUV
  • Yamatogoto or wagon, a Japanese musical instrument

Usage examples of "wagon".

While they worked, Lukien leaned against the wagon, absently watching the stars appear.

The long Aenean stride readily matched wagons bumping and groaning over roadless wrinkled hills.

Either that or they are going farther afield in the back of one of the wagons.

The two women disappeared behind the afterclap, the canvas screen at the back of the wagon, and Sarah called for the servants to bring the copper hip bath and buckets of hot water from the cooking fire.

She scrambled through the afterclap of her own wagon and, within a short while, emerged again.

Suddenly she cast aside the book and rushed to the afterclap of the wagon.

As they pressed deeper into Edinur, they began to pass entire families who were heading for the towns, perhaps Aldern, with all their possessions piled on wagons drawn by horses or bullocks.

Looking shoreward, Alec could make out wagons and riders moving along a coastal highroad.

Madame Alp and, so as not to be ogled for free by the gathered gawks, went to wait in the tent wagon, where she could be company for Magpie Maggie Hag, still enfeebled by her premonitions or whatever was ailing her.

After choosing the best horse for Angelina from the assortment of outlaw and church animals, Charlie divided what meager supplies remained from the wagon between that horse and his own.

At the bottom of the glass aquarium wagon, the octopus stretches over green rocks.

As he advanced into Thrace, the son of Theodemir found an inhospitable solitude, and his Gothic followers, with a heavy train of horses, of mules, and of wagons, were betrayed by their guides among the rocks and precipices of Mount Sondis, where he was assaulted by the arms and invectives of Theodoric the son of Triarius.

Two ox drawn wagons had come to the fort with spades and picks and as soon as the tools were unloaded ather Sarsfield commandeered the two vehicles so that the wounded could be carried to doctors and hospitals.

Uncle Henry, Aunty Em and Dorothy all squeezed up together on the front bench of the wagon.

She knew it from the stiff-backed way Aunty Em climbed down from the rickety wagon and from the way she folded up the hides, with a series of smart snaps, as if they were something rare and precious, to be protected.