wagon train

noun

: a column of wagons (as of supplies for a group of settlers) traveling overland

Examples of wagon train in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The movie introduces several storylines, featuring Costner as a lone cowboy helping a woman (Abbey Lee) in need, Sienna Miller as the survivor of a town massacre, Luke Wilson as the leader of a wagon train and more. Zack Sharf, Variety, 1 July 2024 Elsewhere, settlers in a wagon train heading West, to Horizon, realize that they’ve been noticed by Native scouts; as supplies dwindle, the settlers circle the wagons in anticipation of an attack. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 28 June 2024 For instance, Sienna's Frances shares a surname with a family journeying West on the wagon train. Staff Author, EW.com, 28 June 2024 Costner himself doesn’t arrive on screen for an hour, and just when there’s a sense the threads might start to coalesce, an entirely new one emerges regarding a wagon train. Brian Lowry, CNN, 27 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for wagon train 

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Word History

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wagon train was in 1810

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“Wagon train.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wagon%20train. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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