from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang 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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- n. a legislative appropriation designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents
From pork barrel, barrel for storing pork, supply of money.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)