Definition of chuck wagon in English:

chuck wagon

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃʌkwaɡ(ə)n


North American
A wagon with cooking facilities providing food on a ranch or by a roadside.
More example sentences
  • 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'.

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