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water wagon

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noun
  1. a wagon used to transport water, as in military field operations or on a construction site.
Idioms
  1. 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

Historical Examples

  • 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

    Francis Lynde

  • So you fell off the water-wagon, eh,—even in the watery city?

  • Ten Eyck was on the water-wagon in penance for a recent outbreak.

  • You ought to climb on the water-wagon, Ford, and that's a fact.

    The Uphill Climb

    B. M. Bower