Definition of wagon train in English:

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wagon train

Pronunciation: /ˈwaɡən ˌtrān/


A convoy or train of covered horse-drawn wagons, as used by pioneers or settlers in North America.
Example sentences
  • The southern army began its retreat to Virginia late on 4 July, its wagon train of wounded soldiers stretching for seventeen miles.
  • Once General Sully's army reached Fort Union, the civilian wagon train, safely beyond Sioux country, continued west on its own.
  • One of the largest investors, the New York and Montana Mining Company, spent $39,000 just to outfit a wagon train to transport a mill.

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Syllabification: wag·on train

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