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wagon train

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noun U.S. History.
  1. a train of wagons and horses, as one carrying military supplies or transporting settlers in the westward migration.
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Origin of wagon train

First recorded in 1800–10
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Examples from the Web for wagon train

Historical Examples

  • He learned that a wagon-train was going to Fort Donelson after ammunition.

    Winning His Way

    Charles Carleton Coffin

  • "If they keep that up long enough, the wagon-train may hear 'em," he said, finally.

    Blazed Trail Stories

    Stewart Edward White

  • Colonel Dunbar followed with the remainder of the army and the wagon-train.

  • The guard of the wagon-train still continued to work at the wheels.

  • Already they could see in the distance the wagon-train, ready for a start.


British Dictionary definitions for wagon train

wagon train

noun
  1. a supply train of horses and wagons, esp one going over rough terrain
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