truck-system

truck system

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


Origin:
1820–30

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truck system
 
n
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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