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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