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Wagons

wagon
1. A wheeled carriage; a vehicle on four wheels, and usually drawn by horses; especially, one used for carrying freight or merchandise.
In the united states, light wagons are used for the conveyance of persons and light commodities.
2. A freight car on a railway.
3. A chariot
4. (Science: astronomy) The dipper, or Charles’s wain.
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. Wagon ceiling See 1st vault.
Origin: D. Wagen. See Wain.


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