Definition of wain in English:


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Pronunciation: /weɪn


1A wagon or cart.
More example sentences
  • Out of the East men were moving endlessly: swordsmen, spearmen, bowmen upon horses, chariots of chieftains and laden wains.
  • At times, the road was little more than a narrow trail, and loaded wains had great difficulty passing through these bottlenecks, having to smash their way through dense underbrush.
  • You would have heard the marching feet of soldiers then, and the rumble of hooves and the creak of the wheels of wains.
1.1 (the Wain) short for Charles's Wain.


Old English wæg(e)n, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wagen and German Wagen, also to way and weigh1.

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