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, 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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