Wagon Wag"on, n. [D. wagen. [root]136. See {Wain}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A wheeled carriage; a vehicle on four wheels, and usually drawn by horses; especially, one used for carrying freight or merchandise. [1913 Webster]

Note: In the United States, light wagons are used for the conveyance of persons and light commodities. [1913 Webster]

2. A freight car on a railway. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

3. A chariot [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

4. (Astron.) The Dipper, or Charles's Wain. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • wagon- — ⇒WAGON , élém. de compos. Élém. entrant dans la constr. de subst. masc. du vocab. des ch. de fer; le 2e élém. est un subst.; les mots constr. désignent une voiture spécialement aménagée ou un type de wagon de marchandises. A. [Les mots constr.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • wagon — [wag′ən] n. [Du wagen < PGmc * wagna : see WAIN] 1. any of various types of four wheeled vehicles; specif., a) a horse drawn vehicle for hauling heavy loads b) a small cart pulled or steered by means of a pole handle and used by children in… …   English World dictionary

  • wagon — (n.) 1520s, from M.Du. wagen, waghen, from P.Gmc. *wagnaz (Cf. O.E. wægn, Mod.Eng. wain, O.S., O.H.G. wagan, O.N. vagn, O.Fris. wein, Ger. Wagen), from PIE *woghnos, from *wegh to carry, to move (Cf. Skt. vahanam …   Etymology dictionary

  • wagon — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. wagonnie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} pojazd torowy lub linowy służący do przewozu osób lub ładunków : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Wagon kolejowy, tramwajowy. Wagon sypialny, restauracyjny. <fr. z ang.> {{/stl 10}} …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • wagon — (Brit. also waggon) ► NOUN 1) a vehicle, especially a horse drawn one, for transporting goods. 2) Brit. a railway freight vehicle; a truck. 3) chiefly N. Amer. a wheeled cart or hut used as a food stall. ● on the wagon Cf. ↑on the wagon …   English terms dictionary

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  • Wagon — Assez courant dans le Nord Pas de Calais et en Belgique (variante : Waghon), attesté depuis le début du XIIIe siècle, pourrait être le cas régime du nom de personne germanique Wago. Autre possibilité : terme désignant un Gascon, sachant que les… …   Noms de famille

  • wagōn — *wagōn germ., schwach. Verb: nhd. bewegen; ne. move (Verb); Rekontruktionsbasis: an., ae., as., ahd.; Etymologie: idg. *u̯eg̑ʰ , Verb …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

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