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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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  • Eagerly we looked to the westward, but no wagon-train appeared.

    An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody) Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
  • Already they could see in the distance the wagon-train, ready for a start.

    The Young Adventurer Horatio Alger
  • "If they keep that up long enough, the wagon-train may hear 'em," he said, finally.

    Blazed Trail Stories Stewart Edward White
  • The cheers were given with a will, and the wagon-train commenced the descent.

    The Young Adventurer Horatio Alger
  • We gathered up the wounded and rode over the ridge in search of the wagon-train.

    In Hostile Red Joseph Altsheler
  • It is a terrible place, and many a wagon-train has left its bones there.

    George at the Fort Harry Castlemon
  • "I need not say that I am exceedingly glad to meet you, for you have saved my men and the wagon-train," was the answer.

  • Colonel Dunbar followed with the remainder of the army and the wagon-train.

    The Land We Live In Henry Mann
  • The prisoners, the wagon-train, the despatches were theirs; but one of them had ridden to his rendezvous with death.

    Joscelyn Cheshire Sara Beaumont Kennedy
  • There is naught for us to do now but to go and escort the wagon-train back to the city.

    In Hostile Red Joseph Altsheler
British Dictionary definitions for wagon-train

wagon train

a supply train of horses and wagons, esp one going over rough terrain
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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