Origin of canteen
Examples from the Web for canteen
Contemporary Examples of canteen
“The profit from the canteen goes directly back into the facility,” says Van Wickler.‘Progressive Jail’ Is a 21st-Century Hell, Inmates Complain
September 29, 2014
She spent 12-hour days at the Red Cross canteen, doing whatever was needed.Eleanor Roosevelt: Feminist Icon
September 2, 2014
“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
August 14, 2013
Historical Examples of canteen
This revived him, and he offered us his canteen, in which was some excellent Jamaica.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
Set at liberty for the time being, we recruits made for the canteen.Adventures and Recollections
Bill o'th' Hoylus End
Ashton had half drained the canteen on the way up the mountain.
When they were ready, she filled his canteen for him and took a sip 190 from it “for luck.”
Blake dashed his face with the cupful of water still left in the canteen.
- 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 box in which a set of cutlery is laid out
- the cutlery itself
Word Origin for canteen
c.1710, "store in a military camp," from French cantine "sutler's shop" (17c.), from Italian cantina "wine cellar, vault," which is perhaps another of the many meanings that were attached to Latin canto "corner;" in this case, perhaps "corner for storage." A Gaulish origin also has been proposed. Extended to "refreshment room at a military base, school, etc." from 1870. Meaning "small tin for water or liquor, carried by soldiers on the march, campers, etc." is from 1744, from a sense in French.