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truck farm

a farm for the growing of vegetables for the market.
Also called truck garden; especially British, market garden.
Origin of truck farm
1865-70, Americanism
Related forms
truck farmer, noun
truck farming, noun Unabridged
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  • Its capacity was enormous, and so prolific was the truck-farm that it was always well filled when it made its city trips.

    Dorothy Evelyn Raymond
  • The truck-farm seemed to be away off, "in the middle of nowhere."

    Dorothy Evelyn Raymond
  • I don't much like to say the poorhouse, where I was took after my folks died, and I hate to say Mrs. Stott's truck-farm.

    Dorothy at Skyrie Evelyn Raymond
  • To him the money seemed a fortune, and that his old companion of the truck-farm must still be as poor in purse as he.

    Dorothy's House Party Evelyn Raymond
  • Evidently, this was a truck-farm and the mistress of it was preparing for market.

    Dorothy Evelyn Raymond
British Dictionary definitions for truck-farm

truck farm

(US & Canadian) a market garden
Derived Forms
truck farmer, noun
truck farming, noun
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