Wain (?), n. [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.]


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.


A chariot.


The Wain. Astron. See Charles's Wain, in the Vocabulary. -- Wain rope, a cart rope.



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