a lumberjack's trunk.
a lumber camp's supply chest.
a small house on wheels or tractor treads, used as an office or shelter in temporary lumber camps.
(especially in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest) a lean-to or other small addition built onto a house trailer, cabin, etc.
- Also wan·gan, wan·gun [wang-guhn], /ˈwæŋ gən/, wan·ni·gan.
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How to use wanigan in a sentence
The tribulations of the wanigan were as the salt of life to the spectators.The Blazed Trail | Stewart Edward White
The cook had, early that morning, moored the wanigan to the bank.The Blazed Trail | Stewart Edward White
By this time the wanigan had caught the stronger current at the bend and was gathering momentum.
Charlie's wanigan, in case you do not happen to know what such a thing may be, was a scow about twenty feet long by ten wide.
When the wanigan was to be moved, he rose fairly to the heights of what might be called destructive prophecy.
British Dictionary definitions for wanigan
a lumberjack's chest or box
a cabin, caboose or houseboat
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