fourgon

noun
four·​gon | \ fürgōⁿ \
plural fourgons\ -​ōⁿ(z) \

Definition of fourgon

: a wagon for carrying baggage you look through the glassed-in windows of the promenade and see the last fourgons loaded— Christopher Morley

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History and Etymology for fourgon

French, wagon for carrying baggage, poker, from Old French forgon poker, from forgier, furgier to search, rummage, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin furicare, irregular from Latin fur thief

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“Fourgon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fourgon. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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