wangan

wanigan

[won-i-guhn]
noun
1.
a lumberjack's trunk.
2.
a lumber camp's supply chest.
3.
a small house on wheels or tractor treads, used as an office or shelter in temporary lumber camps.
4.
(especially in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest) a lean-to or other small addition built onto a house trailer, cabin, etc.
Also, wangan, wangun [wang-guhn] , wannigan.


Origin:
1840–50; < Ojibwa wa·nikka·n pit, derivative of wa·nikke·- to dig a hole in the ground < Proto-Algonquian *wa·θehke·- (*wa·θ- hole + *-ehke·- make)

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wanigan or wannigan (ˈwɒnɪgən)
 
n
1.  a lumberjack's chest or box
2.  a cabin, caboose or houseboat
 
[C19: from Algonquian]
 
wannigan or wannigan
 
n
 
[C19: from Algonquian]

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