from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A house erected for the storage of goods, used by early English settlers in America in trading with the Indians.
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French made themselves masters of the block-house and the truck-house, with skins and other commodities to the amount of £20,000, besides cutting off all the English traders in those parts but two, who found means to escape.
Fort Halifax: truck-house established, .... truckxnaster:
Machias, truck-house at: allowance for supplies taken from brig. "