water wagon

noun

: a wagon or motortruck equipped with a tank or barrels for hauling water or for sprinkling
Phrases
on the water wagon
: abstaining from alcoholic beverages : on the wagon

Examples of water wagon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another vehicle often seen on Boise streets was the city’s water wagon. Arthur Hart, idahostatesman, 14 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1731, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of water wagon was in 1731

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“Water wagon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20wagon. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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