Wain Wain, n. [OE. wain, AS. w[ae]gn; akin to D. & G. wagen, OHG. wagan, Icel. & Sw. vagn, Dan. vogn, and E. way. ????. See {Way}, {Weigh}, and cf. {Wagon}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A four-wheeled vehicle for the transportation of goods, produce, etc.; a wagon. [1913 Webster]

The wardens see nothing but a wain of hay. --Jeffrey. [1913 Webster]

Driving in ponderous wains their household goods to the seashore. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

2. A chariot. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

{The Wain}. (Astron.) See {Charles's Wain}, in the Vocabulary.

{Wain rope}, a cart rope. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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