fourgon

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French fourgon.

Noun[edit]

fourgon (plural fourgons)

  1. (rail transport) A French baggage wagon.
    • 1942 February, “Notes and News: The London-Paris Club Trains”, in Railway Magazine, page 53:
      The usual composition of the L.C.D.R. train was three saloon cars of Wagons-Lits stock, with a Wagons-Lits fourgon or van at one end, while the S.E.R. train, as shown, had two saloons and the fourgon, with a 6-wheel S.E.R. brake at the other end.
  2. An ammunition wagon.

Etymology 2[edit]

four +‎ -gon

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

fourgon (plural fourgons)

  1. (geometry) A polygon with four sides; a quadrilateral.
Synonyms[edit]

French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *furicōnem, from *furicāre, from Latin furō (I steal).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fourgon m (plural fourgons)

  1. poker, fire poker
  2. (archaic) coach, wagon
  3. (archaic, military) truck
  4. van
    Synonym: fourgonnette
  5. minivan
    Synonyms: fourgonnette, mini-fourgon, mini-fourgonnette
  6. (rail transport) goods wagon, freight car

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: furgó
  • English: fourgon
  • Italian: furgone
  • Piedmontese: forgon
  • Portuguese: furgão
  • Romanian: furgon
  • Spanish: furgón
  • Russian: фурго́н (furgón)
  • Lithuanian: furgonas

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