tea wagon


a small table on wheels for carrying articles for use in serving tea.

Origin of tea wagon

First recorded in 1920–25
Also called teacart.
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Examples from the Web for tea wagon

Historical Examples of tea wagon

  • He was pushing before him a tea-wagon of wonderful design and craftsmanship.

    The Purple Flame

    Roy J. Snell

  • Dave spilled him as easily as he might have a tea-wagon laden with dishes.

    Red Dynamite

    Roy J. Snell

  • Alice wheeled the tea-wagon out on the porch, and the four spent a merry half hour together.

  • He had darted from his chair, brushed by the tea-wagon, ignoring its rattle and the perilous tipping of cups.

    Free Air

    Sinclair Lewis

  • He was pushin' the tea-wagon in front of him, and in the top of that, with just his legs and arms stickin' out, was Babbitt.

    Shorty McCabe

    Sewell Ford

British Dictionary definitions for tea wagon

tea wagon


a US and Canadian variant for tea trolley
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