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Wagon train   /wˈægən treɪn/   Listen
Wagon train

noun
1.
A procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file.  Synonyms: caravan, train.  "They joined the wagon train for safety"






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"Wagon train" Quotes from Famous Books



... which they trod their devious path slowly and without noise. From the gully they snaked through the dry grass to a small ditch that had been built to drain the camping-ground during spring freshets. This wound into the midst of the wagon train encampment. ...
— Man Size • William MacLeod Raine

... 5, and, after a talk with Captain Van Vliet, had retained two additional companies of infantry that were on the way to Fort Leavenworth. As he proceeded, rumors of the burning of trains, exaggerated as is usual in such times, reached him. Having only about three hundred men to guard a wagon train six miles in length, some of the drivers showed signs of panic, and the colonel deemed the situation so serious that he accepted an offer of fifty or sixty volunteers from the force of the superintendent of the South Pass wagon road. He was fortunate in having as his guide the well known James ...
— The Story of the Mormons: • William Alexander Linn



Words linked to "Wagon train" :   procession, Conestoga, caravan, prairie schooner, covered wagon, Conestoga wagon, prairie wagon, train



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