- (initial capital letter) Astronomy. Charles's Wain.
- a farm wagon or cart.
Origin of wain
Related Words for wainscaravan, carriage, van, car, cart, chariot, lorry, coach, buggy, dray, caisson, wain, buckboard, pushcart, tram, schooner, camion, tumbril, barouche, fourgon
Examples from the Web for wains
Historical Examples of wains
They shove the Worm over the cliff into the sea, and bear off the treasure in wains.The Tale of Beowulf
In the train of wains laden with supplies a man lay on top of the goods.Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc
The wains stopped; the pedestrians halted and gaped and gasped.When Egypt Went Broke
"Maybe Mrs. Boyle an' th' wains are as hungry as we are," Anna remarked.My Lady of the Chimney Corner
Most of us are away with the wains, and others make holiday.The Lady Of Blossholme
H. Rider Haggard
- mainly poetic a farm wagon or cart
Word Origin for wain
- 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)