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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Wain \Wain\, n. [OE. wain, AS. w[ae]gn; akin to D. & G. wagen,
OHG. wagan, Icel. & Sw. vagn, Dan. vogn, and E. way. ????.
See Way, Weigh, and cf. Wagon.]
1. A four-wheeled vehicle for the transportation of goods,
produce, etc.; a wagon.
The wardens see nothing but a wain of hay.
Driving in ponderous wains their household goods to
the seashore. --Longfellow.
2. A chariot. [Obs.]
The Wain. (Astron.) See Charles's Wain, in the
Wain rope, a cart rope. --Shak.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: English writer (1925-1994) [syn: Wain, John Wain, John
2: a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major
[syn: Big Dipper, Dipper, Plough, Charles's Wain,
3: large open farm wagon
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