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truck farm

n.
A small farm producing vegetables for commercial sale, usually to local markets.

[From truck.]

truck farmer n.
truck farm′ing n.
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truck farm

n
(Commerce) US and Canadian a market garden
truck farmer n
truck farming n
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truck′ farm`


n.
a farm for the growing of vegetables for the market.
[1865–70, Amer.]
truck′ farm`er, n.
truck′ farm`ing, n.
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truck farm

- Refers to the sense of truck as "commodities for sale," and, later, "garden produce for market."
See also related terms for truck.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.truck farm - a farm where vegetables are grown for markettruck farm - a farm where vegetables are grown for market
farm - workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit; "it takes several people to work the farm"
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