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chuck wagon

noun

: a wagon carrying a stove and food for cooking for a group of people (such as cowboys)

Full Definition of CHUCK WAGON

1
:  a wagon carrying supplies and provisions for cooking (as on a ranch)
2
usually chuck·wag·on \ˈchək-ˌwa-gən\ chiefly West :  an informal buffet —often used attributively <a chuck wagon dinner>

Origin of CHUCK WAGON

5chuck
First Known Use: 1887

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