from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A government project or appropriation that yields jobs or other benefits to a specific locale and patronage opportunities to its political representative.
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- noun a legislative appropriation designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From pork barrel, barrel for storing pork, supply of money.]
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