wagon train


Definition of wagon train

: 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 So what if it was buried under California gothic: there was always, on the horizon of that flat Western landscape, a new wagon train approaching. The New Yorker, 29 Dec. 2021 Green Flake, Hark Lay Wales and Oscar Crosby Smith were enslaved men whose Latter-day Saint owners tasked them with joining the vanguard responsible for preparing the way for Brigham Young’s wagon train. Tamarra Kemsley, The Salt Lake Tribune, 13 Dec. 2021 On September 11, 1857, 50 to 60 Latter-Day Saint militiamen aided by Native American allies killed 120 in an emigrant wagon train headed to California. Chelsey Cox, USA TODAY, 17 Oct. 2021 The mountain has always been there, creating its own weather, watching the forest grow and die and then grow again anew, welcoming, off in the distance, migrating herds from Texas and a lonesome wagon train from Oklahoma. Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, 26 Aug. 2021 As early as the 1840s, citizens in Westminster had determined that the town would be more than a county seat and a wagon train stop on the turnpike west. Kevin Dayhoff, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 21 Aug. 2021 The wagon train stops in Branchwater, a sinful town that tempts Ezekiel into a night of debauchery; Benny discovers his favorite saloon has become a tourist trap. Washington Post, 3 Aug. 2021 The anthology returns for Season 3, this time starring Daniel Radcliffe as a small-town preacher who teams with an outlaw (Steve Buscemi) to lead a wagon train that’s headed to Oregon in 1844. oregonlive, 11 July 2021 The wagon train meets a religious group being led west by a prophet. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 10 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of wagon train

1810, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wagon train was in 1810

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9 Jan 2022

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“Wagon train.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wagon%20train. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of wagon train

: a long line of wagons traveling together over land especially : a line of wagons traveling west in the U.S. during the 1800s

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