wanigan
or wannigan noun Etymology: Ojibwa wa•nikka•n pit Date: circa 1848 a shelter (as for sleeping, eating, or storage) often mounted on wheels or tracks and towed by tractor or mounted on a raft or boat

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  • wanigan — ☆ wanigan [wän′gənwä′ni gən ] n. [Ojibwa waanikaan, pit, hole dug in ground] 1. a trunk, chest, etc. for storing supplies, as in a lumbering camp 2. a small, rough shelter for sleeping, cooking, etc., often one mounted on runners or wheels or on… …   English World dictionary

  • wanigan — /won i geuhn/, n. 1. a lumberjack s trunk. 2. a lumber camp s supply chest. 3. a small house on wheels or tractor treads, used as an office or shelter in temporary lumber camps. 4. (esp. in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest) a lean to or other… …   Universalium

  • wanigan — wan·i·gan …   English syllables

  • wanigan — wan•i•gan or wan•ni•gan [[t]ˈwɒn ɪ gən[/t]] also wan•gan, wan•gun [[t]ˈwæŋ gən[/t]] n. 1) a small portable house, used as an office or shelter in temporary lumber camps 2) cvb (esp. in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest) a lean to or other small… …   From formal English to slang

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  • wannigan — wan·i·gan or wan·ni·gan (wŏn’ĭ gən) also wan·gun (wŏn’gən, wăng’ ) n. 1) New England & Upper Northern US a) A boat or small chest equipped with supplies for a lumber camp. b) Provisions for a camp or cabin. 2) Alaska a) A small house, bunkhouse,… …   Word Histories

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  • wangun — noun see wanigan * * * wangun var. wanigan …   Useful english dictionary

  • wannigan — noun see wanigan * * * wannegan, wannigan varr. wanigan …   Useful english dictionary

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