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Wain rope

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.]

  1. 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.

  2. A chariot. [Obs.]

    The Wain. (Astron.) See Charles's Wain, in the Vocabulary.

    Wain rope, a cart rope.