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wagon train

noun, U.S. History
a train of wagons and horses, as one carrying military supplies or transporting settlers in the westward migration.
Origin of wagon train
1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Space was valuable on the wagon train and, if available, for the old and infirm only.
  • Moving in the enemy's country he travelled with a wagon train to carry his provisions and munitions of war.
  • In the rear-view mirror, a superimposed silhouette of a horse-drawn buggy, as in a wagon train.
  • The wagon train experience teaches juveniles the value of cooperation, self-discipline, and the work ethic.
  • He disappeared briefly, and then came into view again riding at full speed toward the wagon train.
  • He determined that the leg would need to be amputated and they wagon train waited while the operation was performed.
  • Take a step back to wagon train wheels, they were solid, or early cars had solid tires.
British Dictionary definitions for wagon train

wagon train

a supply train of horses and wagons, esp one going over rough terrain
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