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n. & v. Chiefly British
Variant of wagon.


n, vb
(Automotive Engineering) a variant spelling (esp Brit) of wagon


(ˈwæg ən)

1. any of various kinds of four-wheeled vehicles designed to be pulled or having its own motor and ranging from a child's toy to a commercial vehicle for the transport of heavy loads, delivery, etc.
2. Informal. station wagon.
3. a patrol wagon.
4. to transport or convey by wagon.
5. to proceed or haul goods by wagon.
1. fix someone's wagon, Informal. to get even with or punish someone.
2. off the wagon, Informal. again drinking alcoholic beverages after a period of abstinence.
3. on the wagon, Informal. currently abstaining from alcoholic beverages.
[1505–15; < Dutch wagen, c. Old English wægn wain]


 of teetotalers—Madden.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.waggon - any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by an animal or a tractorwaggon - any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by an animal or a tractor
axletree - a dead axle on a carriage or wagon that has terminal spindles on which the wheels revolve
bandwagon - a large ornate wagon for carrying a musical band; "the gaudy bandwagon led the circus parade"
cart - a heavy open wagon usually having two wheels and drawn by an animal
chuck wagon - a wagon equipped with a cookstove and provisions (for cowboys)
Conestoga, Conestoga wagon, covered wagon, prairie schooner, prairie wagon - a large wagon with broad wheels and an arched canvas top; used by the United States pioneers to cross the prairies in the 19th century
ice wagon, ice-wagon - (formerly) a horse-drawn wagon that delivered ice door to door
lorry - a large low horse-drawn wagon without sides
milk wagon, milkwagon - wagon for delivering milk
tramcar, tram - a four-wheeled wagon that runs on tracks in a mine; "a tramcar carries coal out of a coal mine"
wagon wheel - a wheel of a wagon
wain - large open farm wagon
water waggon, water wagon - a wagon that carries water (as for troops or work gangs or to sprinkle down dusty dirt roads in the summertime)
wheeled vehicle - a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people; "the oldest known wheeled vehicles were found in Sumer and Syria and date from around 3500 BC"
2.waggon - a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seatwaggon - a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
shooting brake - another name for a station wagon
tailboard, tailgate - a gate at the rear of a vehicle; can be lowered for loading
عَرَبَة قِطار مَكْشوفَهمَرْكَبَه، عَرَبَة نَقْل
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(ˈwӕgən) noun
1. a type of four-wheeled vehicle for carrying heavy loads. a hay wagon.
2. an open railway carriage for goods. a goods wagon.
References in classic literature ?
They were only women; they were not regular labourers; they were not particularly required anywhere; hence they had to hire a waggon at their own expense, and got nothing sent gratuitously.
It was a relief to Tess, when she looked out of the window that morning, to find that though the weather was windy and louring, it did not rain, and that the waggon had come.
After loading there was a long delay before the horses were brought, these having been unharnessed during the ridding; but at length, about two o'clock, the whole was under way, the cooking-pot swinging from the axle of the waggon, Mrs Durbeyfield and family at the top, the matron having in her lap, to prevent injury to its works, the head of the clock, which, at any exceptional lurch of the waggon, struck one, or one-and-a-half, in hurt tones.
The next time he met her, and quite by accident, was when he was driving an express waggon for Pat Morrissey.
Come on down to the waggon an' I'll show it to you.
The driver of the waggon seemed undecided, and the chauffeur, running slow but disregarding some shouted warning from the crossing policemen, swerved the auto to the left, violating the traffic rules, in order to pass in front of the waggon.
Ask your father, therefore, to have a waggon and mules ready for us at daybreak, to take the rugs, robes, and girdles, and you can ride, too, which will be much pleasanter for you than walking, for the washing-cisterns are some way from the town.
Be off with you, and the men shall get you a good strong waggon with a body to it that will hold all your clothes.
You say over them ones that you used to say every night in the waggon when we was on the Plains.
Their escort did not halt, however, but pushed on, followed by a great crowd of Mormons, until they reached a waggon, which was conspicuous for its great size and for the gaudiness and smartness of its appearance.
He is to take such gifts with him as shall give satisfaction to Achilles, and he is to go alone, with no other Trojan, save only some honoured servant who may drive his mules and waggon, and bring back the body of him whom noble Achilles has slain.
You are to go alone, with no Trojan, save only some honoured servant who may drive your mules and waggon, and bring back to the city the body of him whom noble Achilles has slain.