the system of paying wages in goods instead of money.
Words nearby truck system
Origin of truck system
First recorded in 1820–30
Also called truck.
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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
Word Origin for truck system
C19: from truck ²
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