Definitions for: Wagon

[n] a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat
[n] van used by police to transport prisoners
[n] any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by a horse or tractor
[n] a child's four-wheeled toy cart sometimes used for coasting
[n] a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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

Synonyms: beach waggon, beach wagon, Big Dipper, black Maria, Charles's Wain, coaster wagon, Dipper, paddy wagon, patrol wagon, Plough, police van, police wagon, station waggon, station wagon, waggon, Wain

See Also: asterism, auto, automobile, axletree, bandwagon, car, cart, chuck wagon, Conestoga, Conestoga wagon, covered wagon, estate car, Great Bear, icewagon, lorry, machine, milkwagon, motorcar, prairie schooner, prairie wagon, shooting brake, tailboard, tailgate, tram, tramcar, Ursa Major, van, wagon wheel, wain, water waggon, water wagon, wheeled vehicle

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