Meaning of flagon wagon in English:

flagon wagon


informal Australian
  • A vehicle used to transport alcoholic drink to an Aboriginal settlement.

    • ‘the flagon wagons run less regularly than they used to’
    • ‘The flagon wagon has gone almost off-balance upon the curb stone.’
    • ‘The car had run out of petrol, all right, but it was a 'flagon wagon' and all of the men waiting were badly drunk.’
    • ‘The land is littered with hunting cars, flipped from chasing kangaroos, and flagon wagons.’
    • ‘That thing is nearly as bad as the two "Flagon Wagons".’
    • ‘We keep an eye on the drinkers and the flagon wagons.’