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

First recorded in 1860–65
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chuck wagon

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

Word Origin for chuck wagon

C19: perhaps from chuck ² (beef, food)
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