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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wagon  \Wag"on\,  v.  i. 
  To  wagon  goods  as  a  business;  as  the  man  wagons  between 
  Philadelphia  and  its  suburbs. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wagon  \Wag"on\,  n.  [D.  wagen.  [root]136.  See  {Wain}.] 
  1.  A  wheeled  carriage;  a  vehicle  on  four  wheels,  and  usually 
  drawn  by  horses;  especially,  one  used  for  carrying  freight 
  or  merchandise. 
  Note:  In  the  United  States,  light  wagons  are  used  for  the 
  conveyance  of  persons  and  light  commodities. 
  2.  A  freight  car  on  a  railway.  [Eng.] 
  3.  A  chariot  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
  4.  (Astron.)  The  Dipper,  or  Charles's  Wain. 
  Note:  This  word  and  its  compounds  are  often  written  with  two 
  g's  (waggon,  waggonage,  etc.),  chiefly  in  England.  The 
  forms  wagon,  wagonage,  etc.,  are  however, 
  etymologically  preferable,  and  in  the  United  States  are 
  almost  universally  used 
  {Wagon  boiler}.  See  the  Note  under  {Boiler},  3. 
  {Wagon  ceiling}  (Arch.),  a  semicircular,  or  wagon-headed, 
  arch  or  ceiling;  --  sometimes  used  also  of  a  ceiling  whose 
  section  is  polygonal  instead  of  semicircular. 
  {Wagon  master},  an  officer  or  person  in  charge  of  one  or  more 
  wagons,  especially  of  those  used  for  transporting  freight, 
  as  the  supplies  of  an  army,  and  the  like 
  {Wagon  shoe},  a  skid,  or  shoe,  for  retarding  the  motion  of  a 
  wagon  wheel;  a  drag. 
  {Wagon  vault}.  (Arch.)  See  under  1st  {Vault}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wagon  \Wag"on\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Wagoned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  To  transport  in  a  wagon  or  wagons;  as  goods  are  wagoned  from 
  city  to  city. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vault  \Vault\  (v[add]lt;  see  Note,  below),  n.  [OE.  voute,  OF 
  voute,  volte,  F.  vo[^u]te,  LL  volta,  for  voluta,  volutio, 
  fr  L.  volvere  volutum  to  roll,  to  turn  about  See 
  {Voluble},  and  cf  {Vault}  a  leap,  {Volt}  a  turn,  {Volute}.] 
  1.  (Arch.)  An  arched  structure  of  masonry,  forming  a  ceiling 
  or  canopy. 
  The  long-drawn  aisle  and  fretted  vault.  --Gray. 
  2.  An  arched  apartment;  especially,  a  subterranean  room  use 
  for  storing  articles,  for  a  prison,  for  interment,  or  the 
  like  a  cell;  a  cellar.  ``Charnel  vaults.''  --Milton. 
  The  silent  vaults  of  death.  --Sandys. 
  To  banish  rats  that  haunt  our  vault.  --Swift. 
  3.  The  canopy  of  heaven;  the  sky. 
  That  heaven's  vault  should  crack.  --Shak. 
  4.  [F.  volte,  It  volta,  originally,  a  turn,  and  the  same 
  word  as  volta  an  arch.  See  the  Etymology  above.]  A  leap  or 
  bound.  Specifically: 
  a  (Man.)  The  bound  or  leap  of  a  horse;  a  curvet. 
  b  A  leap  by  aid  of  the  hands,  or  of  a  pole,  springboard, 
  or  the  like 
  Note:  The  l  in  this  word  was  formerly  often  suppressed  in 
  {Barrel},  {Cradle},  {Cylindrical},  or  {Wagon},  {vault} 
  (Arch.),  a  kind  of  vault  having  two  parallel  abutments, 
  and  the  same  section  or  profile  at  all  points.  It  may  be 
  rampant,  as  over  a  staircase  (see  {Rampant  vault},  under 
  {Rampant}),  or  curved  in  plan  as  around  the  apse  of  a 
  {Coved  vault}.  (Arch.)  See  under  1st  {Cove},  v.  t. 
  {Groined  vault}  (Arch.),  a  vault  having  groins,  that  is  one 
  in  which  different  cylindrical  surfaces  intersect  one 
  another,  as  distinguished  from  a  barrel,  or  wagon,  vault. 
  {Rampant  vault}.  (Arch.)  See  under  {Rampant}. 
  {Ribbed  vault}  (Arch.),  a  vault  differing  from  others  in 
  having  solid  ribs  which  bear  the  weight  of  the  vaulted 
  surface.  True  Gothic  vaults  are  of  this  character. 
  {Vault  light},  a  partly  glazed  plate  inserted  in  a  pavement 
  or  ceiling  to  admit  light  to  a  vault  below. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  any  of  various  kinds  of  wheeled  vehicles  drawn  by  a  horse  or 
  tractor  [syn:  {waggon}] 
  2:  used  by  police  to  transport  prisoners  [syn:  {police  van},  {police 
  wagon},  {paddy  wagon},  {patrol  wagon},  {black  Maria}] 
  3:  a  child's  four-wheeled  toy  cart  sometimes  used  for  coasting 
  [syn:  {coaster  wagon}] 
  4:  a  car  that  has  a  long  body  and  rear  door  with  space  behind 
  rear  seat  [syn:  {beach  wagon},  {station  wagon},  {beach 
  waggon},  {station  waggon},  {waggon}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  Heb.  aghalah  so  rendered  in  Gen.  45:19,  21,  27;  46:5;  Num.  7:3, 
  7,8,  but  elsewhere  rendered  cart"  (1  Sam.  6:7,  etc.).  This 
  vehicle  was  used  for  peaceful  purposes.  In  Ezek.  23:24,  however, 
  it  is  the  rendering  of  a  different  Hebrew  word  and  denotes  a 

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