chuck wagon
noun Etymology: 5chuck Date: 1887 1. a wagon carrying supplies and provisions for cooking (as on a ranch) 2. (usually chuckwagon) chiefly West an informal buffet — often used attributively <
a chuck wagon dinner
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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