wagon train
noun Date: 1810 a column of wagons (as of supplies for a group of settlers) traveling overland

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  • wagon train — n. a line or convoy of wagons traveling together, as one carrying military supplies, or one in which pioneers crossed the Western plains …   English World dictionary

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  • wagon train — noun a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file we were part of a caravan of almost a thousand camels they joined the wagon train for safety • Syn: ↑caravan, ↑train • Derivationally related forms: ↑caravan ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • wagon train — U.S. Hist. a train of wagons and horses, as one carrying military supplies or transporting settlers in the westward migration. [1800 10] * * * ▪ North American history       caravan of wagons organized by settlers in the United States for… …   Universalium

  • wagon train — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms wagon train : singular wagon train plural wagon trains a long line of wagons that carried people west across North America in the 19th century …   English dictionary

  • wagon train — wag′on train n. a train of wagons and horses, as one transporting settlers in the westward migration • Etymology: 1800–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • wagon train — noun historical a convoy or train of covered horse drawn wagons, as used by pioneers or settlers in North America …   English new terms dictionary

  • wagon train — /ˈwægən treɪn/ (say waguhn trayn) noun US History a train of wagons and horses, especially one carrying military supplies …   Australian English dictionary

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