Canteen

Definition of Canteen

Can`teen´   Pronunciation: kăn`tēn´
n.1.(Mil.) A small vessel used by soldiers or hikers for carrying water, liquor, or other drink.
2.A chest containing culinary and other vessels for military officers in a garrison.
3.The sutler's shop in a garrison.
4.A store or small shop within a larger establishment where refreshments and sometimes other supplies are sold. At a military base the canteen may be as large as a general store; within a school or small company it may be only a small counter with very limited supplies, or a snack bar.
5.A temporary location where food is dispensed during an emergency.

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