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Definition of "wagon-train" []

  • A train, service, or collection of wagons, draft-animals, etc., organized for a special purpose; especially, the collection of wagons, etc., accompanying an army, to convey provisions, ammunition, the sick and wounded, etc. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "wagon-train" in a sentence
  • "Clearly she saw the long wagon-train, the lean, gaunt men who walked before, the youths goading the lowing oxen that fell and were goaded to their feet to fall again."
  • "He was a boy in the same wagon-train coming across the plains."
  • "The old Indian trick, and the classic wagon-train tactic, was to wait until the whites emptied their weapons, then charge before they could reload."