wagon


wagon
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 loads
b) a small cart pulled or steered by means of a pole handle and used by children in play
2. short for:
a) PATROL WAGON
b) STATION WAGON
3. Brit. a railroad freight car
vt., vi.
to carry or transport (goods) by wagon; move or go in a wagon
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☆ fix someone's wagon
Slang to hurt someone in some way so as to be revenged for a wrong, insult, etc.
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hitch one's wagon to a star
to aspire to lofty goals; aim high
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☆ on or on the wagon or off the wagon
Slang no longer (or once again) drinking alcoholic liquors: also on (or off) the water wagon
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the Wagon
CHARLES'S WAIN

English World dictionary. . 2014.