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[wag-uh n-lohd] /ˈwæg ənˌloʊd/
the load carried by a wagon.
Origin of wagonload
First recorded in 1715-25; wagon + load Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Either the sergeant is in trouble, or else he's bagging a wagonload of game.

    Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants

    H. Irving Hancock
  • Lifting a wagonload of people on his back—that was one of his tricks.

    Charley de Milo Laurence Mark Janifer AKA Larry M. Harris
  • This would be continued until a wagonload of bodies had been handled.

  • She had brought with her as her dowry a wagonload of furniture.

    Lincoln Nathaniel Wright Stephenson
  • Freckles helped the Angel climb on a wagonload of canvas in the shade.

    Freckles Gene Stratton-Porter
  • It was just after nightfall that a farmer drove into Chihuahua with a wagonload of alfalfa.

    Bucky O'Connor William MacLeod Raine
  • He produced a steam locomotive122 that operated on the streets of London and the public highways, hauling a wagonload of people.

  • I had killed fifteen buffaloes, and we were on our way home with a wagonload of meat when we were jumped by a big band of Indians.

    An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody) Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
  • "He means he ordered spittoons by the wagonload," Hopkins says, with a wink at Woods.

    Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist Alexander Berkman
  • And as he looked there came driving into the somnolent square two men on a wagonload of bones.

    Trail's End

    George W. Ogden
British Dictionary definitions for wagonload


the load that is or can be carried by a wagon
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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