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chuck wagon

noun

  1. Western U.S. a wagon carrying cooking facilities and food for serving people working outdoors, as at a ranch or lumber camp.


chuck wagon

noun

  1. a wagon carrying provisions and cooking utensils for men, such as cowboys, who work in the open


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Word History and Origins

Origin of chuck wagon1

First recorded in 1860–65

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Word History and Origins

Origin of chuck wagon1

C19: perhaps from chuck ² (beef, food)

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Example Sentences

Pong, what are you going to give us out of the chuck wagon in the morning?

The Chinaman, having heard his name spoken, was peering inquiringly from the tail of the chuck wagon.

"Lumpy's over behind the chuck wagon," answered the cowboy of whom the question had been asked.

"You will find your stuff rolled up under the chuck wagon, boys," said Stallings.

If you can't keep shut, the boss'll be for making you sleep under the chuck wagon.

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