[ US /kænˈtin/ ]
[ UK /kɑːntˈiːn/ ]
  1. restaurant in a factory; where workers can eat
  2. sells food and personal items to personnel at an institution or school or camp etc.
  3. a recreation room in an institution
  4. a restaurant outside; often for soldiers or policemen
  5. a flask for carrying water; used by soldiers or travelers
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How To Use canteen In A Sentence

  • In Foshan, He Pinru's members include state-owned telecommunications and power companies, and real estate developers, who want to offer safe, good-quality food at employee canteens, he says. China's organic farms rooted in food-safety concerns
  • The gallery is approached across a voluminous, rather airport-like atrium that also houses the company's canteen.
  • Nor much longer till it ceased to be a griskin -- having altogether disappeared from his fingers, followed by a gurgling sound, as half the contents of the canteen went washing it down his throat. The Lone Ranche
  • He telegraphs a curious expression across the curious pseudo - restaurant that serves as the canteen in the bowels of Television Centre.
  • They want decent meals and I am insisting that the food in the staff canteen should be the same as in the racecourse self-service restaurant.
  • The new cards will also be used as ‘electronic purses’, meaning that money may be loaded and stored on the card and used in school canteens and cashless tuck shops.
  • When Bernard went to the canteen there was a stir, a breath of recognition.
  • We could specify the display of nutritional information in all canteens and workplace restaurants. Times, Sunday Times
  • This canteen (with a funnel on its top, like a cavalier cap slouched over the eyes) was set on edge upon the puncheon, with the hole toward myself; and through this hole, which seemed puckered up like the mouth of a very precise old maid, the creature was emitting certain rumbling and grumbling noises which he evidently intended for intelligible talk. Archive 2008-12-01
  • a wet canteen
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