noun Military Slang.
a field-artillery soldier.
From The Trenches: Words Of World War IThe term camouflage first came to English in the late 1800s, and back then it referred to "general concealment."
Origin of wagon soldier
First recorded in 1865–70
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British Dictionary definitions for wagon soldier
US slang a soldier belonging to the field artillery
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