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water wagon

noun
1.
a wagon used to transport water, as in military field operations or on a construction site.
Idioms
2.
on the water wagon. wagon (def 14).
Origin of water wagon
1805-1815
1805-15
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  • Andy rode on to find Patsy and send him back down the line with the water wagon.

  • It shows how entirely we are on the water wagon here at this house.

    At the Age of Eve Kate Trimble Sharber
  • Three days' liquor, two days' taper, one day suffer, then the water wagon for a spell.

  • A white canvas covered the sides and there was printed on the cloth in large black letters, "Keep off the water wagon!"

  • With this capital, he was winning ball games for the Cardinals in 1911 until he fell off the water wagon.

    Pitching in a Pinch Christy Mathewson
  • Of course, his diet and the water wagon have done wonders for his looks.

    Happy House Betsey Riddle, Freifrau von Hutten zum Stolzenberg
  • Let some one declare that he is on the water wagon and decline to join in a friendly glass.

    With the Battle Fleet Franklin Matthews
  • Up galloped the water wagon; made a sharp lurch and turn, and a front wheel collapsed with the shock.

    Dennison Grant Robert Stead
Slang definitions & phrases for water wagon

waterfront

Related Terms

cover the waterfront

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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