wagon train

noun

Definition of wagon train 

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

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Giant video screens project images of buffalo running, and wagon trains moving through a backdrop of mountains and open range. Philip Kennicott, kansascity, "St. Louis’ Gateway Arch emerges with new name, skeptical view of western expansion," 3 July 2018 Giant video screens project images of buffalo running, and wagon trains moving through a backdrop of mountains and open range. Philip Kennicott, kansascity, "St. Louis’ Gateway Arch emerges with new name, skeptical view of western expansion," 3 July 2018 Giant video screens project images of buffalo running, and wagon trains moving through a backdrop of mountains and open range. Philip Kennicott, kansascity, "St. Louis’ Gateway Arch emerges with new name, skeptical view of western expansion," 3 July 2018 Giant video screens project images of buffalo running, and wagon trains moving through a backdrop of mountains and open range. Philip Kennicott, kansascity, "St. Louis’ Gateway Arch emerges with new name, skeptical view of western expansion," 3 July 2018 Giant video screens project images of buffalo running, and wagon trains moving through a backdrop of mountains and open range. Philip Kennicott, kansascity, "St. Louis’ Gateway Arch emerges with new name, skeptical view of western expansion," 3 July 2018 Giant video screens project images of buffalo running, and wagon trains moving through a backdrop of mountains and open range. Philip Kennicott, chicagotribune.com, "50 years later, the St. Louis Arch emerges with a new name and a skeptical view of western expansion," 26 June 2018 These days, air travel is like boarding sheet-metal wagon trains, equally miserable but usually over in just a day. Chris Erskine, latimes.com, "I'm waiting for my re-booked flight. Cheers to these fellow travelers on life's journey," 22 June 2018 Though many of its elements are familiar to the point of being worn out — saloons and wagon trains, Indians and gold prospectors — the novel is not. Lawrence Downes, New York Times, "A Debut Novel. A Tiny Press. A Pulitzer Finalist.," 2 May 2018

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1810, in the meaning defined above

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wagon train

noun

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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