Canteen



a small container used especially by soldiers and hikers for carrying water or other liquids.
a general store and cafeteria at a military base.
a place where free entertainment is provided for military personnel.
a place, as in a factory, school, or summer camp, where refreshments and sometimes personal supplies are sold.
a recreation center or social club, especially for teenagers.
a place set up to dispense food during an emergency.
a snack bar.
British. a box or chest for cutlery and other table utensils.
Contemporary Examples

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Amnesty International U.K. Board Chairman Resigns Over Crude Jokes Nico Hines August 13, 2013

Historical Examples

My Lady of the North Randall Parrish
Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
The Soldier Boy; or, Tom Somers in the Army Oliver Optic
Out of the Depths Robert Ames Bennet
Campaigns of a Non-Combatant, George Alfred Townsend
Out of the Depths Robert Ames Bennet
With Our Army in Palestine Antony Bluett

noun
a restaurant attached to a factory, school, etc, providing meals for large numbers of people

a small shop that provides a limited range of items, such as toilet requisites, to a military unit
a recreation centre for military personnel

a soldier’s eating and drinking utensils
a temporary or mobile stand at which food is provided

a box in which a set of cutlery is laid out
the cutlery itself

a flask or canister for carrying water or other liquids, as used by soldiers or travellers
n.

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