- a long covered wagon for carrying baggage, goods, military supplies, etc.; a van or tumbril.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for fourgon
After that I was given a fourgon, a wagon in which to transport the loaves of bread.The Backwash of War
Ellen N. La Motte
I must beg you to direct them to the care of the American consul or agent at the port, to be sent by the Diligence or Fourgon.
Next after the royal carriages had come a fourgon with the bouquets presented at the station.The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6
Augustus J. C. Hare
- a long covered wagon, used mainly for carrying baggage, supplies, etc
C19: from French: from Old French forgon poker, from furgier to search, ultimately from Latin fūr thief
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012