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truck farm

noun
  1. a farm or piece of land for the growing of vegetables and fruit for sale, especially to local or nearby markets.
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Origin of truck farm

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
Also called truck garden; especially British, market garden.
Related formstruck farmer, nountruck farming, noun
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Examples from the Web for truck farm

Historical Examples

  • Evidently, this was a truck-farm and the mistress of it was preparing for market.

    Dorothy

    Evelyn Raymond

  • The truck-farm seemed to be away off, "in the middle of nowhere."

    Dorothy

    Evelyn Raymond

  • Its capacity was enormous, and so prolific was the truck-farm that it was always well filled when it made its city trips.

    Dorothy

    Evelyn Raymond

  • To him the money seemed a fortune, and that his old companion of the truck-farm must still be as poor in purse as he.

    Dorothy's House Party

    Evelyn Raymond

  • I don't much like to say the poorhouse, where I was took after my folks died, and I hate to say Mrs. Stott's truck-farm.

    Dorothy at Skyrie

    Evelyn Raymond


British Dictionary definitions for truck farm

truck farm

noun
  1. US and Canadian a market garden
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Derived Formstruck farmer, nountruck farming, noun
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