Definition of wagon
1a : a usually four-wheeled vehicle for transporting bulky commodities and drawn originally by animalsb : a lighter typically horse-drawn vehicle for transporting goods or passengersc : paddy wagon
2 British : a railway freight car
3 : a low four-wheeled vehicle with an open rectangular body and a retroflex tongue made for the play or use of a child
4 : a small wheeled table used for the service of a dining room the dessert wagon
5 : a delivery truck a milk wagon
6 : station wagon
off the wagon
: in or into a state of no longer abstaining from alcoholic beverages fell off the wagon
on the wagon
: in or into a state of abstaining from alcoholic beverages
Examples of wagon in a Sentence
Pioneers crossed the American Midwest in wagons.
He pulled his stuffed animals around in a little red wagon.
Recent Examples of wagon from the Web
Patio benches near the screen are popular, as is a playground with a circus wagon ride for kids.
A paddy wagon was outside and some of the drag queens were sitting inside.
June, July, and September are really the months to go; August is insanity, as seemingly half the country’s families point their wagons south toward the otherwise quiet peninsula.
Moms pull wagons full of kids right up to the park.
Registration will start at 10:30 a.m. Youngsters are encouraged to decorate their bicycles, tricycles, strollers, floats and wagons in patriotic colors and style.
Farm-life exhibits galore include baling, wagon rides, horse pull, refreshments and more.
But recent trends suggest that, like many demises, the wagon’s was greatly exaggerated.
Among the attractions: musical performers on two stages, wagon rides, doll- and brick-making, gold panning and actors in costumes reminiscent of the 1800s.
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Definition of wagon
: to travel or transport goods by wagon
: to transport (goods) by wagon
First Known Use of wagon
WAGON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wagon for English Language Learners
: a vehicle with four wheels that is used for carrying heavy loads or passengers and that is usually pulled by animals (such as horses)
: a small, low vehicle with four wheels that children play with
: a railway car that carries goods
WAGON Defined for Kids
Definition of wagon for Students
: a vehicle having four wheels and used for carrying goods
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