Definition of chuck wagon in English:
A wagon with cooking facilities providing food on a ranch or by a roadside.
- Laurie climbed out of the chuck wagon and climbed into the supply wagon.
- On cool evenings they stand around a campfire by the chuck wagon warming themselves outwardly with the flames and inwardly with strong coffee served free of charge.
- We can smell bacon and beans sizzling on an open fire next to a chuck wagon.
late 19th century: chuck, in the informal sense 'food'.
Definition of chuck wagon in:
- US English dictionary