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wanigan

[won-i-guh n] /ˈwɒn ɪ gən/
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-guh n] /ˈwæŋ gən/ (Show IPA),
wannigan.
Origin
1840-1850
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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British Dictionary definitions for wangan

wanigan

/ˈwɒnɪgən/
noun (Canadian)
1.
a lumberjack's chest or box
2.
a cabin, caboose or houseboat
Word Origin
C19: from Algonquian
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