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wagon train

n.
A line or train of wagons traveling cross-country.

wagon train

n
(Military) a supply train of horses and wagons, esp one going over rough terrain

wag′on train`


n.
a train of wagons and horses, as one transporting settlers in the westward migration.
[1800–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wagon train - a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single filewagon train - 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"
procession - the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation; "processions were forbidden"
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
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wagon train

n (Am) (History) → carovana di carri
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There were about two hundred and fifty of these vehicles, each drawn by a single animal, any one of which, from their appearance, might easily have drawn the entire wagon train when fully loaded.
Lost Wagon Train Readers' Theater - Writer Pete Peterson and four narrators will share the historical story of the Lost Wagon Train of 1853, "Hard Way to the Valley," during two presentations this weekend; the 70-minute performances are based on pioneer diaries and memoirs; joining the readers on stage will be 17 life-size pioneer look-alike photos as props; Saturday's performance will be at 2:30 p.m.
Routes out of the city centre are vastly over bussed with vehicles forming wagon train formations and carrying relatively few passengers.
Born in New York, Lopez started on the New York stage and moved into B-movies and Westerns including "Creature from the Black Lagoon," "The Lone Ranger" and "The Young Guns." He then segued to TV roles in "Zorro," "The Rifleman," "Bonanza" and "Wagon Train." Usually cast in Hispanic roles, he was also called upon to play Persian in "Omar Khayyam" and a Cossack in "Taras Bulba."
As they come closer to a showdown, they meet almost every typical Western character - bank-robbers, ranchers, railroad workers, a wagon train, an Indian and a snakeoil saleswoman.
The operation, called Wagon Train and based on and around Landor Street.
He traded that wagon to a passing wagon train for passage and meals along the way, and when the wagon train reached Hangtown, Calif., -- now known as Placerville -- a roaring mining camp east of Sacramento, young John was ready to stake a claim.
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The first emigrant wagon train came through in 1843.
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It tells the story of the Mountain Meadows Massacre in 1857 when Mormons, disguised as Indians, slaughtered a wagon train on its way to California.
Jacob takes Thunder Heart Woman (above) and their child to visit relatives in Virginia and meets an opportunistic businessman who convinces the family to join his wagon train. Matthew Settle, Skeet Ulrich, Keri Russell and Matthew Modine star.