The Collaborative International Dictionary
Wain \Wain\, n. [OE. wain, AS. w[ae]gn; akin to D. & G. wagen, OHG. wagan, Icel. & Sw. vagn, Dan. vogn, and E. way. ????. See Way, Weigh, and cf. Wagon.]
A four-wheeled vehicle for the transportation of goods, produce, etc.; a wagon.
The wardens see nothing but a wain of hay.
Driving in ponderous wains their household goods to the seashore.
A chariot. [Obs.]
The Wain. (Astron.) See Charles's Wain, in the Vocabulary.
Wain rope, a cart rope.