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Meaning of wanigan

wan•i•gan

Pronunciation: (won'i-gun), [key]
— n.
  1. a lumberjack's trunk.
  2. a lumber camp's supply chest.
  3. a small house on wheels or tractor treads, used as an office or shelter in temporary lumber camps.
  4. (esp. in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest) a lean-to or other small addition built onto a house trailer, cabin, etc.
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