wagon ceiling


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wagon \Wag"on\, n. [D. wagen. [root]136. See Wain.]
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   1. A wheeled carriage; a vehicle on four wheels, and usually
      drawn by horses; especially, one used for carrying freight
      or merchandise.
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   Note: In the United States, light wagons are used for the
         conveyance of persons and light commodities.
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   2. A freight car on a railway. [Eng.]
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   3. A chariot [Obs.] --Spenser.
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   4. (Astron.) The Dipper, or Charles's Wain.
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   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.
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   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.
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