truck system

the system of paying wages in goods instead of money.
Also called truck.

1820–30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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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
[C19: from truck²]

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Example sentences
The cart is specially designed for our new automated truck system.
Extension of deadline for selection of heavy truck system configured with palletized loading system.
The principal advantages of a tank truck system are low capital investment for the community and ease of operation.
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