from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A wagon equipped with food and cooking utensils, as on a ranch or in a lumber camp.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Wagon used to prepare meals on a cattle drives, in the latter part of the 19th century.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a wagon equipped with a cookstove and provisions (for cowboys)
Yates was reshoeing one of the cow ponies over by the chuck wagon, the tap of his hammer out of rhythm with the song Woolie was playing on the harmonica.
She took a quick sip of the bitterly black coffee and wandered over by the chuck wagon, where Rusty was working.
A half-naked Indian was standing by the chuck wagon, his face and chest smeared with warpaint.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.