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Topic: TRAINS, RAILWAYS

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Dutch
Origin: wagen

wagon

noun
     
wag‧on also waggon British English [countable]
1TTB a strong vehicle with four wheels, used for carrying heavy loads and usually pulled by horses [↪ cart]
2 British EnglishTTT a large open container pulled by a train, used for carrying goods [= freight car American English]
3

be/go on the wagon

informalDFD to not drink alcohol any more
4

fall off the wagon

informal to start drinking alcohol again after you have stopped
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