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Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: cantine, from Italian cantina 'wine store', from canto 'corner', from Latin cantus; CANT13

canteen

noun
     
Related topics: Leisure, Army, Buildings
can‧teen [countable]
1TBBDL British English a place in a factory, school etc where meals are provided, usually quite cheaply
canteen
2PMAT a small container in which water or other drink is carried by soldiers, travellers etc
3

a canteen of cutlery

British EnglishDFU a set of knives, forks, and spoons in a box

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