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truck system

noun
1.
the system of paying wages in goods instead of money.
Also called truck.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30
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British Dictionary definitions for truck-system

truck system

noun
1.
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
Word Origin
C19: from truck²
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