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wain

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noun \ˈwān\

Definition of wain

  1. 1 :  a usually large and heavy vehicle for farm use <a hay wain>

  2. 2 capitalized [short for Charles's Wain] :  big dipper



Examples of wain in a sentence

  1. <an antique wain that was once used for delivering milk>



Origin of wain

Middle English, wagon, chariot, from Old English wægn; akin to Middle Dutch wagen wagon, Old English wegan to move — more at way


First Known Use: before 12th century

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