Pronunciation: (wag'un), [key]
1. any of various kinds of four-wheeled vehicles designed to be pulled or having its own motor and ranging from a child's toy to a commercial vehicle for the transport of heavy loads, delivery, etc.
2. Informal.See station wagon.
3. a police van for transporting prisoners; patrol wagon: The fight broke up before the wagon arrived.
4. (cap.) Astron.Charles's Wain. See Big Dipper.
5. Brit.a railway freight car or flatcar.
6. a baby carriage.
7. Archaic.a chariot.
8. circle the wagons. See circle (def. 21).
9. fix someone's wagon, Slang.to get even with or punish someone: He'd better mind his own business or I'll really fix his wagon.
10. hitch one's wagon to a star, to have a high ambition, ideal, or purpose: It is better to hitch one's wagon to a star than to wander aimlessly through life.
11. off the wagon, Slang.again drinking alcoholic beverages after a period of abstinence.
12. on the wagon, Slang.abstaining from alcoholic beverages. Also,on the water wagon; Brit.,on the water cart.
to transport or convey by wagon.
to proceed or haul goods by wagon: It was strenuous to wagon up the hill. Also, esp. Brit.,waggon.
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