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[wag-uh-ner] /ˈwæg ə nər/
a person who drives a wagon.
(initial capital letter) Astronomy. the northern constellation Auriga.
Obsolete. a charioteer.
Origin of wagoner
First recorded in 1535-45; wagon + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • So the wagoner whipped up his horse and went away sad and sorry.

    Adventures in Toyland Edith King Hall
  • Mrs. wagoner called him to her seat, and talked to him—in a loud voice.

    "Run To Seed" Thomas Nelson Page
  • The sheriff's officers came upon the wagoner a few hours after the two had separated from him.

    Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia William Gilmore Simms
  • Mrs. wagoner said, "We still keep our plantation as a country place."

    "Run To Seed" Thomas Nelson Page
  • The wagoner soon became the “Land Admiral,” a title given him by the press in recognition of his energy and ability.

    The Old Pike Thomas B. Searight
  • She had promised that Mr. wagoner would do what he could for him (Jim) on the road.

    "Run To Seed" Thomas Nelson Page
British Dictionary definitions for wagoner


a person who drives a wagon
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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