- any of various types of four-wheeled vehicles; specif.,
- a horse-drawn vehicle for hauling heavy loads
- a small cart pulled or steered by means of a pole handle and used by children in play
- patrol wagon
- station wagon
- Brit. a railroad freight car
Origin of wagonDutch wagen from Proto-Germanic an unverified form wagna-: see wain
fix someone's wagon
hitch one's wagon to a star
on (or off) the wagon
- A four-wheeled, usually horse-drawn vehicle with a large rectangular body, used for transporting loads.
- a. A light automotive transport or delivery vehicle.b. A station wagon.c. A police patrol wagon.
- A child's low, four-wheeled cart hauled by a long handle that governs the direction of the front wheels.
- A small table or tray on wheels used for serving drinks or food: a dessert wagon.
- Wagon The Big Dipper
- Chiefly British An open railway freight car.
tr. & intr.v.wag·oned, wag·on·ing, wag·ons
Origin of wagonMiddle English waggin from Middle Dutch wagen ; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.
- A four-wheeled cart for hauling loads.
- A freight car on a railway.
- A child's riding toy, four-wheeled and pulled or steered by a long handle in the front.
- (US, Australia, slang) A station wagon (SUV).
- (slang) A paddy wagon.
- A truck, or lorry.
- (Ireland, slang, dated, derogatory) A derogatory term for a woman; bitch; slapper; cow.
(third-person singular simple present wagons, present participle wagoning, simple past and past participle wagoned)
- To transport by means of a wagon.
- (intransitive) To travel in a wagon.