wain

noun
\ ˈwān How to pronounce wain (audio) \

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

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Synonyms for wain

Synonyms

cart, wagon

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Examples of wain in a Sentence

an antique wain that was once used for delivering milk

First Known Use of wain

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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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The first known use of wain was before the 12th century

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