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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
  • A waggon couldn't have moved slowly, with that guard and his key-bugle on the top of it.

  • I remember once being out hunting with a fellow who mistook a waggon for a springbok!

    The Settler and the Savage R.M. Ballantyne
  • I was in the second waggon with three ladies, a man being wanted in every vehicle.

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland
  • 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
  • He's got bone enough for a waggon, but a waggon ain't a Hansom.

  • 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
  • The waggon should be described, as it is the best voiture in Western Canada.

    Canada and the Canadians Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle
  • 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
  • The waggon did not stop, but in a moment or two the new passenger climbed in.

    Japhet in Search of a Father Frederick Marryat
British Dictionary definitions for waggon


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