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.
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How to use canteen in a sentence
Last year The Vegan Society published an employer handbook providing guidance on how to make an office space and canteen more vegan-friendly — including offering vegans their own shelf in the fridge.Veganism in the workplace: How businesses are embracing eco-conscious workers | Jessica Davies | May 18, 2021 | Digiday
For instance, companies can switch to Nestor for their canteens.
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While Elior is working with big companies in glass towers, it has been quite hard to convince small and medium companies to open a canteen in the office.
Government guidelines promoting plant-based proteins for factory canteens and school cafeterias would play an enormous part in reducing costs and raising public awareness.How China Could Change the World by Taking Meat Off the Menu | Charlie Campbell/Shanghai | January 22, 2021 | Time
I innocently wrote a letter home to my mother telling her how great the French chef was in the headquarters canteen.
“The profit from the canteen goes directly back into the facility,” says Van Wickler.‘Progressive Jail’ Is a 21st-Century Hell, Inmates Complain | Sarah Shourd | September 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She spent 12-hour days at the Red Cross canteen, doing whatever was needed.
Dick van Hoff x Thomas Eyck canteen and Lunch Box Set, $299 at GSelect 2.The Daily Beast's 2013 Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide | The Daily Beast | November 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Being popular online is like sitting at the cool table in the canteen…In a mental hospital,” he wrote.Amnesty International U.K. Board Chairman Resigns Over Crude Jokes | Nico Hines | August 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
As Matt stepped back from the motor-car and finished screwing the cap on the canteen, a man jumped out into the road.Motor Matt's "Century" Run | Stanley R. Matthews
Still hanging to Clip's canteen, he jerked the motor-cycle away from the bushes, got into the saddle, and started the pedals.Motor Matt's "Century" Run | Stanley R. Matthews
So the name of a street has become the much-berated canteen of the sutler and the much needed canteen of the soldier.English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
Now, after three months without change of diet, the first canteen ship is about due.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2 | Ian Hamilton
The hunter handed over a small bag of food and a large canteen full of water.Average Jones | Samuel Hopkins Adams
British Dictionary definitions for canteen
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
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