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wheeled vehicle, in modern usage restricted to passenger vehicles that are drawn or pushed, especially by animals. Carriages date from the Bronze Age; early forms included the two-wheeled cart and four-wheeled wagon for transporting goods.
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1. any of various types of wheeled vehicles, ranging from carts to lorries, esp a vehicle with four wheels drawn by a horse, tractor, etc., and used for carrying crops, heavy loads, etc.
2. Brit a railway freight truck, esp an open one
3. US and Canadian a child's four-wheeled cart
4. US and Canadian a police van for transporting prisoners and those arrested
5. Chiefly US and Canadian See station wagon
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