Wain

Wain

(?), n. [OE. wain, AS. wgn; akin to D. & G. wagen, OHG. wagan, Icel. & Sw. vagn, Dan. vogn, and E. way. . See Way, Weigh, and cf. Wagon.]
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1. A four-wheeled vehicle for the transportation of goods, produce, etc.; a wagon.
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The wardens see nothing but a wain of hay.
Jeffrey.
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Driving in ponderous wains their household goods to the seashore.
Longfellow.
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2. A chariot. [Obs.]
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The Wain. (Astron.) See Charles's Wain, in the Vocabulary. -- Wain rope, a cart rope. Shak.
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