1. A wheeled carriage; a vehicle on four wheels, and usually drawn by horses; especially, one used for carrying freight or merchandise.
Note: ☞ In the United States, light wagons are used for the conveyance of persons and light commodities.
2. A freight car on a railway. [Eng.]
3. A chariot [Obs.]
4. Astron. The Dipper, or Charles's Wain.
Note: ☞ This word and its compounds are often written with two g's (waggon, waggonage, etc.), chiefly in England. The forms wagon, wagonage, etc., are, however, etymologically preferable, and in the United States are almost universally used.
Wagon boiler. See the Note under Boiler, 3.
Wagon ceiling Arch., a semicircular, or wagon-headed, arch or ceiling; -- sometimes used also of a ceiling whose section is polygonal instead of semicircular.
Wagon master, an officer or person in charge of one or more wagons, especially of those used for transporting freight, as the supplies of an army, and the like.
Wagon shoe, a skid, or shoe, for retarding the motion of a wagon wheel; a drag.
Wagon vault. Arch. See under 1st Vault.
Wag·on v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wagoned p. pr. & vb. n. Wagoning.] To transport in a wagon or wagons; as, goods are wagoned from city to city.
Wag·on, v. i. To wagon goods as a business; as, the man wagons between Philadelphia and its suburbs.
n 1: any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by a horse or
tractor [syn: waggon]
2: van used by police to transport prisoners [syn: police van,
police wagon, paddy wagon, patrol wagon, black
3: a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa
Major [syn: Big Dipper, Dipper, Plough, Charles's
4: a child's four-wheeled toy cart sometimes used for coasting
[syn: coaster wagon]
5: a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind
rear seat [syn: beach wagon, station wagon, beach
waggon, station waggon, waggon]
Heb. aghalah; so rendered in Gen. 45:19, 21, 27; 46:5; Num. 7:3,
7,8, but elsewhere rendered "cart" (1 Sam. 6:7, etc.). This
vehicle was used for peaceful purposes. In Ezek. 23:24, however,
it is the rendering of a different Hebrew word, and denotes a