from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. New England & Upper Northern U.S. A boat or small chest equipped with supplies for a lumber camp.
- n. New England & Upper Northern U.S. Provisions for a camp or cabin.
- n. Alaska A small house, bunkhouse, or shed mounted on skids and towed behind a tractor train as eating and sleeping quarters for a work crew.
- n. Alaska An addition built onto a trailer house for extra living or storage space.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as wangan.
"Ordinarily on drive we have a wanigan," said Welton.
Billy Camp began to worry about shooting the wanigan through the sluice-way.
When at last the wanigan was moored fast for the night, -- usually a mile or so below the spot planned, -- Billy Camp pushed back his battered old brown derby hat, the badge of his office, with
Billy Camp tried to keep back of the rear in clear water, but when the wanigan so disposed, he found himself jammed close in the logs.
Camp did not mind rain or cold -- he would cheerfully cook away with the water dripping from his battered derby to his chubby and cold-purpled nose -- but he did mind the wanigan.
When night came the men rode down stream to where the wanigan had made camp.
The tribulations of the wanigan were as the salt of life to the spectators.
The cook had, early that morning, moored the wanigan to the bank.
Outside, the cook and cookee were stowing articles in the already loaded wanigan.
Billy Camp began to worry about shooting the wanigan through the sluiceway.