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noun, plural four·gons [foor-gawn] /fʊərˈgɔ̃/. French.
  1. a long covered wagon for carrying baggage, goods, military supplies, etc.; a van or tumbril.
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  • After that I was given a fourgon, a wagon in which to transport the loaves of bread.

    The Backwash of War

    Ellen N. La Motte

  • I must beg you to direct them to the care of the American consul or agent at the port, to be sent by the Diligence or Fourgon.

  • Next after the royal carriages had come a fourgon with the bouquets presented at the station.

British Dictionary definitions for fourgon


  1. a long covered wagon, used mainly for carrying baggage, supplies, etc
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Word Origin

C19: from French: from Old French forgon poker, from furgier to search, ultimately from Latin fūr thief
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