fourgon

noun

four·​gon
fürgōⁿ
plural fourgons
-ōⁿ(z)
: a wagon for carrying baggage
you look through the glassed-in windows of the promenade and see the last fourgons loadedChristopher Morley

Word History

Etymology

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 22 May. 2024.

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