Definition of wagoner in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwaɡənər/
(British also waggoner)


The driver of a horse-drawn wagon.
Example sentences
  • The wagoner's job was to load the wagon with feed for the regiment's horses and mules and to drive it.
  • He was many years horse feeder and waggoner for the late William Jackson, stage wagon proprietor of Fairburn.
  • The wagoners were terrified and whipped the oxen into charging.


Mid 16th century: from Dutch wagenaar, from wagen (see wagon).

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Syllabification: wag·on·er

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