Wagon ceiling
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]


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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wagon boiler — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wagon master — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wagon shoe — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wagon vault — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wagon-headed — Wag on head ed, a. Having a top, or head, shaped like the top of a covered wagon, or resembling in section or outline an inverted U, thus ?; as, a wagonheaded ceiling. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wagon vault — Vault Vault (v[add]lt; see Note, below), n. [OE. voute, OF. voute, volte, F. vo[^u]te, LL. volta, for voluta, volutio, fr. L. volvere, volutum, to roll, to turn about. See {Voluble}, and cf. {Vault} a leap, {Volt} a turn, {Volute}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wagon-head — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective or wagon headed ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ Etymology: wagon (I) + head or headed : barrel vaulted wagon head ceiling …   Useful english dictionary

  • wagon-headed — adjective see wagon head * * * /wag euhn hed id/, adj. Archit. of the form of a round arch or a semicylinder, like the cover of a wagon when stretched over the bows, as a ceiling or roof. [1815 25] …   Useful english dictionary

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