Webster 1913 Edition
wagen. √136. See
A wheeled carriage; a vehicle on four wheels, and usually drawn by horses; especially, one used for carrying freight or merchandise.
☞ In the United States, light wagons are used for the conveyance of persons and light commodities.
A freight car on a railway.
The Dipper, or Charles’s Wain.
☞ 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.
See the Note under–
a semicircular, or wagon-headed, arch or ceiling; – sometimes used also of a ceiling whose section is polygonal instead of semicircular.–
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.–
a skid, or shoe, for retarding the motion of a wagon wheel; a drag.–
See under 1st
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To transport in a wagon or wagons;
as, goods are.
wagonedfrom city to city
To wagon goods as a business;
as, the man.
wagonsbetween Philadelphia and its suburbs
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A vehicle moved on four wheels, and usually drawn by horses; used for the transportation of heavy commodities. In America, light wagons are used for the conveyance of families, and for carrying light commodities to market, particulary a very light kind drawn by one horse.
2.A chariot. [Not in use.]