- a wagon used to transport water, as in military field operations or on a construction site.
- on the water wagon. wagon(def 14).
Origin of water wagon
First recorded in 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for water wagon
How can he remain a social animal, with the fellowship of his kind, and stay on the water-wagon?The Old Game
Samuel G. Blythe
It grew out of Fitzpatrick's order putting his men on the water-wagon.The King of Arcadia
So you fell off the water-wagon, eh,—even in the watery city?The Adventures of the Eleven Cuff-Buttons
James Francis Thierry
Ten Eyck was on the water-wagon in penance for a recent outbreak.What Will People Say?
You ought to climb on the water-wagon, Ford, and that's a fact.The Uphill Climb
B. M. Bower