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chuck wagon

n.
A wagon equipped with food and cooking utensils, as on a ranch or in a lumber camp.

chuck wagon

n
a wagon carrying provisions and cooking utensils for men, such as cowboys, who work in the open
[C19: perhaps from chuck2 (beef, food)]

chuck′ wag`on



n. Western U.S. and Canada.
a wagon carrying cooking facilities and food for people working outdoors, as at a ranch.
[1860–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chuck wagon - a wagon equipped with a cookstove and provisions (for cowboys)chuck wagon - a wagon equipped with a cookstove and provisions (for cowboys)
waggon, wagon - any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by an animal or a tractor
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chuck wagon

n (dated US inf) → Proviantwagen mmit fahrbarer Küche
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