chuck wagon

noun

Definition of chuck wagon 

1 : a wagon carrying supplies and provisions for cooking (as on a ranch)

2 usually chuckwagon \ˈchək-​ˌwa-​gən \, chiefly Western US : an informal buffet often used attributively a chuck wagon dinner

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This year, Barkley changed his approach, piling on the Green-bashing chuck wagon. Al Saracevic, San Francisco Chronicle, "I tell ya ... the Warriors don’t get no respect," 3 May 2018 Though there are plenty of first class group activities like cattle drives and chuck wagon dinners, the emphasis is on bespoke experiences. Priscilla Eakeley, Town & Country, "10 Trips That Are Truly Fun for the Whole Family," 30 Nov. 2016 Docents will lead a tour that highlights artifacts that have a culinary connection, like the chuck wagon that’s part of the museum’s collection. Lisa Beebe, Los Angeles Magazine, "The Autry Is Celebrating Chuck Wagons, L.A.’s First Food Trucks," 17 Jan. 2018 Tickets to the three chuck wagon events are sold individually, and are $65 each. Lisa Beebe, Los Angeles Magazine, "The Autry Is Celebrating Chuck Wagons, L.A.’s First Food Trucks," 17 Jan. 2018 Starting this month, the Autry Museum of the American West is holding a series of three food events that focus on how people ate on the open range and how chuck wagons lead to the development of food trucks. Lisa Beebe, Los Angeles Magazine, "The Autry Is Celebrating Chuck Wagons, L.A.’s First Food Trucks," 17 Jan. 2018 Chandler and other Fred’s chefs led the way after Hurricane Harvey struck the island Aug. 25, making sandwiches and fish tacos from the Ought Zero Land & Cattle Co. mobile chuck wagon. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "These Fort Worth chefs cooked up food and love for Port Aransas," 2 Oct. 2017 No need to hitch up the chuck wagon and head west to wrangle some fresh bison meat for dinner tonight. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Home on the range: Bison a sweet business, and meat, in Wisconsin," 19 Sep. 2017

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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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chuck wagon

noun

English Language Learners Definition of chuck wagon

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

chuck wagon

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Kids Definition of chuck wagon

: a wagon carrying a stove and food for cooking

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