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[wag-uh n] /ˈwæg ən/
noun, verb (used with object), verb (used without object), Chiefly British
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  • That afternoon, late, when the old man drove his waggon up to me for the hundredth time it seemed, he smiled quizzically.

    Tramping on Life Harry Kemp
  • In a short time the waggon arrived with the farmer and his wife.

    The Basket of Flowers Christoph von Schmid
  • I remember once being out hunting with a fellow who mistook a waggon for a springbok!

    The Settler and the Savage R.M. Ballantyne
  • We got the oxen tethered behind the waggon, and so we awaited developments.

  • The next day my chest arrived by the waggon, and I threw off my “bottle-greens” and put on my uniform.

    Peter Simple Frederick Marryat
  • The bullocks were all drowned, and the waggon wrecked on the rocks.

    Reminiscences of Queensland William Henry Corfield
  • Denis and Lionel did not disdain to creep in beside them, while Hendricks occupied his usual berth inside his waggon.

    Hendricks the Hunter W.H.G. Kingston
  • So they pursued their journey in the waggon across the rugged heath.

    What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • Sam was in the upper part of the field on the other side the brook with the waggon and waggoner.

    Johnny Ludlow, Sixth Series Mrs. Henry Wood
  • "It does seem a lot of rot," Harding remarked when the waggon was away again.

    The Rider of Waroona Firth Scott
British Dictionary definitions for waggon


noun, verb
a variant spelling (esp Brit) of wagon
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