1. A four-wheeled vehicle for the transportation of goods, produce, etc.; a wagon. "The wardens see nothing but a wain of hay." (Jeffrey) "Driving in ponderous wains their household goods to the seashore." (Longfellow)

2. A chariot. The Wain.

<astronomy> See Charles's Wain, in the Vocabulary. Wain rope, a cart rope.

Origin: OE. Wain, AS. Waegn; akin to D. & G. Wagen, OHG. Wagan, Icel. & Sw. Vagn, Dan. Vogn, and E. Way. See Way, Weigh, and cf. Wagon.

(01 Mar 1998)

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