the system of paying wages in goods instead of money.
- Also called truck.
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How to use truck system in a sentence
The truck system, the payment of the operatives in goods, was formerly universal in England.The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844 | Frederick Engels
The truck system is here the rule, not the exception, and is carried on in the most direct and undisguised manner.The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844 | Frederick Engels
Under this truck system the employers made profits both ways.The Long White Cloud | William Pember Reeves
The Englishman, when he finds the truck system far from home, cannot too strongly revile it.Our Journey to the Hebrides | Joseph Pennell and Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Till one has seen the truck system at work, its evil effects in enslaving and demoralizing the poor are impossible to realize.A Labrador Doctor | Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
British Dictionary definitions for truck system
a system during the early years of the Industrial Revolution of forcing workers to accept payment of wages in kind, usually to the employer's advantage
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