Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A boat (especially a house-boat) used chiefly by lumbermen for carrying provisions, tools, etc. [Maine.]
- n. US, Maine A boat for conveying provisions, tools, asf.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A boat for conveying provisions, tools, etc.; -- so called by Maine lumbermen.
- From Abenaki waniigan ("pit trap, container for sundries"); liken klahigan ("wooden trap"), Ojibwe waanikaan ("pit, excavated hole"). (Wiktionary)
“That in this age of law and order Gideon Ward meditated any actual violence to his person Parker found it hard to believe as he sat there in the "wangan" and pondered on his situation.”
“The iPhone 3G S went on sale Friday in the U.S. and Ford GT battle it out on this interstate in a "wangan" style high speed”
“A perfect combination of baingan bharta and the Kashmiri buz-wangan raita of roasted eggplant.”
“And shifted all our wangan up to McIneriney's camp.”
“You men have nothin 'to do with that chap in that wangan and you'll keep away from him or get your heads broken open.”
“And when all were gone, there was as yet only the faintest glimmering of the dawn against the window of the wangan camp.”
“Colonel Gid -- and the great human Bengal -- meanin 'him as is in the wangan -- get together in this clearin', I think I'd rather see it from up”
“There were wooden bars on the windows outside and within, rude protection against thieves who might want to ransack the stock of the wangan store.”
“The woods name for this store is the "wangan camp.”
“He heard Colonel Ward bellow at some one who was evidently advancing toward the wangan.”
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