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chuck wagon

Western U.S. a wagon carrying cooking facilities and food for serving people working outdoors, as at a ranch or lumber camp.
Origin of chuck wagon
1860-65 Unabridged
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  • Guests can participate in hayrides and chuck wagon cookouts.
  • Start the day before a ride or lesson with a hearty chuck wagon breakfast at the ranch to plan a full day of cowboy adventures.
  • The farm has three stocked ponds and a chuck wagon next to a fire pit for barbecues.
  • Mealtimes on a working ranch range from chuck wagon barbecues to buffet-style suppers.
  • The ranch also offers group wagon rides and chuck wagon dinners.
  • These longhorns, cowboys and chuck wagon bring a sense of size and wonder of the cattle drives.
  • They focus on cowboys in groups doing such things as dealing with stampedes, bronc busting, and eating chuck wagon food.
  • There will also be an authentic chuck wagon on hand for visitors to examine.
  • Custom dictated that horses were not to be ridden into camp or tied to the chuck wagon.
  • Guests lived in rustic cabins, taking their meals communally in lodges or on chuck wagon expeditions.
British Dictionary definitions for chuck wagon

chuck wagon

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