Meaning of “wagon” in the English Dictionary

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"wagon" in British English

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wagonnoun [ C ]

UK also waggon uk /ˈwæɡ.ən/ us /ˈwæɡ.ən/

a vehicle with four wheels, usually pulled by horses or oxen, used for transporting heavy goods, especially in the past:

a small vehicle like a box on four wheels, which has a long handle to pull it along, and is used by children as a toy:

He pulled his brother along in his little red wagon.

UK US freight car a large wheeled container for transporting goods, that is pulled by a train:

a goods wagon

(Definition of “wagon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wagon" in American English

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wagonnoun [ C ]

us /ˈwæɡ·ən/

a vehicle with four wheels, which must be pulled or pushed:

European settlers journeyed across America in covered wagons.

(Definition of “wagon” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)