canteen

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From French cantine, from Italian cantina, which is either from Gaulish or a derivation of Latin canto (corner), denoting the location for liquor storage.

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canteen (plural canteens)

  1. a small cafeteria or snack bar, especially one in a military establishment, school, or place of work
  2. a temporary or mobile café used in an emergency or on a film location etc
  3. a box with compartments for storing eating utensils, silverware etc
  4. a military mess kit
  5. a water bottle used by a soldier or camper

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