wain

noun \ ˈwān \

Definition of wain

1 : a usually large and heavy vehicle for farm use
  • a hay wain
2 capitalized
[short for Charles's Wain]
: big dipper

Examples of wain in a Sentence

  1. an antique wain that was once used for delivering milk

Origin and Etymology of wain

Middle English, wagon, chariot, from Old English wægn; akin to Middle Dutch wagen wagon, Old English wegan to move — more at way

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