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chuck wagon

noun
1.
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
1860-1865
1860-65
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  • Knocked over the chuck wagon, and near killed the heathen Chinee.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas Frank Gee Patchin
  • Pong, what are you going to give us out of the chuck wagon in the morning?

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas Frank Gee Patchin
  • Taterleg made a rummaging in the chuck wagon, coming out presently with the letter.

  • I was in that water-logged, four-wheeled hulk of a chuck wagon an' I couldn't overhaul 'em, sir, 'though I gave chase.

    Hopalong Cassidy Clarence E. Mulford
  • To-night, however, he must talk on an empty stomach, for his chuck wagon was not in sight.

    The Desert and The Sown Mary Hallock Foote
  • "Lumpy's over behind the chuck wagon," answered the cowboy of whom the question had been asked.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas Frank Gee Patchin
  • "She'll hold until to-morrow, anyhow, or till we can bring th' chuck wagon full of tools an' rocks down here," Hopalong replied.

    Hopalong Cassidy Clarence E. Mulford
  • The Chinaman, having heard his name spoken, was peering inquiringly from the tail of the chuck wagon.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas Frank Gee Patchin
  • "Now, don't forget that we are not eating off the tail board of the chuck wagon, Chunky," he whispered in passing.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas Frank Gee Patchin
  • If you can't keep shut, the boss'll be for making you sleep under the chuck wagon.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas Frank Gee Patchin
British Dictionary definitions for chuck wagon

chuck wagon

noun
1.
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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