- wagon [wag′ən]n.[Du wagen < PGmc * wagna-: see WAIN]1. any of various types of four-wheeled vehicles; specif.,a) a horse-drawn vehicle for hauling heavy loadsb) a small cart pulled or steered by means of a pole handle and used by children in play☆ 2. short for:a) PATROL WAGONb) STATION WAGON3. Brit. a railroad freight carvt., vi.to carry or transport (goods) by wagon; move or go in a wagon——————☆ fix someone's wagonSlang to hurt someone in some way so as to be revenged for a wrong, insult, etc.——————hitch one's wagon to a starto aspire to lofty goals; aim high——————☆ on or on the wagon or off the wagonSlang no longer (or once again) drinking alcoholic liquors: also on (or off) the water wagon——————the WagonCHARLES'S WAIN
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.