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cannery

[kan-uh-ree]
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noun, plural can·ner·ies.
  1. a factory where foodstuffs, as meat, fish, or fruit are canned.

Origin of cannery

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; can2 + -ery
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Examples from the Web for cannery

Historical Examples

  • I followed them up a scale-strewn, fishy incline that led to the cannery.

    American Notes

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Some one who knew something about fishing or running a cannery.

    El Diablo

    Brayton Norton

  • Doubtless her association with her father had brought her into close touch with the cannery.

    El Diablo

    Brayton Norton

  • But when he came abreast of the cannery fishing-boats, he made no effort to head in.

    El Diablo

    Brayton Norton

  • His pre-war clothes had served nicely to wear about the cannery.

    El Diablo

    Brayton Norton


British Dictionary definitions for cannery

cannery

noun plural -neries
  1. a place where foods are canned
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Word Origin and History for cannery

n.

1879, from can (v.2) + -ery.

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