Definition of wain:

part of speech: noun

A four- wheeled carriage or cart for the conveyance of goods; a waggon; Charles's Wain, the constellation Ursa Major or the Plough, so called from its fancied resemblance to a wain.

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An Eng. measure of length or distance of 1760 yards- also called the statute mile, from having been incidentally defined in a statute of Queen Elizabeth; a measure of length differing widely in European countries. ...