truck system
Truck Truck, n. [Cf. F. troc.] 1. Exchange of commodities; barter. --Hakluyt. [1913 Webster]

2. Commodities appropriate for barter, or for small trade; small commodities; esp., in the United States, garden vegetables raised for the market. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

3. The practice of paying wages in goods instead of money; -- called also {truck system}. [1913 Webster]

{Garden truck}, vegetables raised for market. [Colloq.] [U. S.]

{Truck farming}, raising vegetables for market: market gardening. [Colloq. U. S.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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