[wag-uh n-lohd]


the load carried by a wagon.

Origin of wagonload

First recorded in 1715–25; wagon + load
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Examples from the Web for wagonload

Historical Examples of wagonload

  • Either the sergeant is in trouble, or else he's bagging a wagonload of game.

  • Lifting a wagonload of people on his back—that was one of his tricks.

    Charley de Milo

    Laurence Mark Janifer AKA Larry M. Harris

  • This would be continued until a wagonload of bodies had been handled.

  • She had brought with her as her dowry a wagonload of furniture.


    Nathaniel Wright Stephenson

  • Freckles helped the Angel climb on a wagonload of canvas in the shade.


    Gene Stratton-Porter

British Dictionary definitions for wagonload




the load that is or can be carried by a wagon
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