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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.] [1913 Webster] 1. A four-wheeled vehicle for the transportation of goods, produce, etc.; a wagon. [1913 Webster] The wardens see nothing but a wain of hay. --Jeffrey. [1913 Webster] Driving in ponderous wains their household goods to the seashore. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 2. A chariot. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The Wain. (Astron.) See Charles's Wain, in the Vocabulary. Wain rope, a cart rope. --Shak. [1913 Webster]