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mess hall

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  1. a place in which a group eats regularly, especially a dining hall in a military camp, post, etc.

Origin of mess hall

First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for mess hall

Historical Examples

  • “I am sorry this happened,” observed Jack, as he and Pepper ran for the mess-hall.

    The Putnam Hall Rivals

    Arthur M. Winfield

  • It was not until the boys entered the mess-hall that they saw Dan Baxter again.

    The Putnam Hall Rivals

    Arthur M. Winfield

  • The other professors had a mess in a room adjoining the mess-hall.

  • We made use of the mess-hall, which was decorated in fine style.

  • She went to the mess-hall and moved about, selecting her dishes.

    The Cup of Fury

    Rupert Hughes

British Dictionary definitions for mess hall

mess hall

  1. a military dining room, usually large
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