wain

[ weyn ]
/ weɪn /

noun

(initial capital letter)Astronomy. Charles's Wain.
a farm wagon or cart.

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Origin of wain

before 900; Middle English; Old English wægn, wǣn, cognate with Dutch wagen,German Wagen.See weigh1
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British Dictionary definitions for wain (1 of 2)

wain
/ (weɪn) /

noun

mainly poetic a farm wagon or cart

Word Origin for wain

Old English wægn; related to Old Frisian wein, Old Norse vagn

British Dictionary definitions for wain (2 of 2)

Wain
/ (weɪn) /

noun

John (Barrington). 1925–94, British novelist, poet, and critic. His novels include Hurry on Down (1953), Strike the Father Dead (1962), and Young Shoulders (1982)
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