chuck wagon


Definition of chuck wagon

1 : a wagon carrying supplies and provisions for cooking (as on a ranch)
2 usually chuckwagon \ ˈchək-​ˌwa-​gən How to pronounce chuck wagon (audio) \, chiefly Western US : an informal buffet often used attributively a chuckwagon dinner

Examples of chuck wagon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Add stops along the way for a chuck wagon dinner, live entertainment, or sleepover. Kari Bodnarchuk,, 10 Mar. 2021 With its rustic atmosphere, nearby train tracks and authentic, restored chuck wagon sitting outside, Walkdon Station, said Clayborn, is a perfect fit for the chamber. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, 7 Oct. 2020 According to the National Cowboy Museum, Texas cattle rancher Charles Goodnight built the first chuck wagon. Vincent T. Davis,, 15 Feb. 2020 On the cattle drives of the Old West, the cook was top dog of the chuck wagon. Vincent T. Davis,, 15 Feb. 2020 Hip hop fans came out for Chance the Rapper with a side of chuck wagon racing on Friday night, while Maren Morris rocked the house with her nine-month baby bump for country fans on Saturday. Dan Carson, Houston Chronicle, 9 Mar. 2020 In addition, several new acts are on tap this year to entertain fans between rodeo events, including chuck wagon races, Owens said. John Whisler,, 1 Feb. 2020 Later, ride on horseback through meadows and across creeks, or hop aboard for a hayride that ends with a chuck wagon dinner. Kristi Valentini, Redbook, 13 July 2017 This year, Barkley changed his approach, piling on the Green-bashing chuck wagon. Al Saracevic, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of chuck wagon

1887, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chuck wagon

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English Language Learners Definition of chuck wagon

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

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Kids Definition of chuck wagon

: a wagon carrying a stove and food for cooking


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