canteen canteen  /kæn ˈtin/


  1. (n) a flask for carrying water; used by soldiers or travelers
  2. (n) sells food and personal items to personnel at an institution or school or camp etc.
  3. (n) a restaurant outside; often for soldiers or policemen
  4. (n) a recreation room in an institution
  5. (n) restaurant in a factory; where workers can eat


  1. There's also a canteen nearby that provides travelers with breakfast, lunch and steak dinners.
  2. In addition to being a respected scientist, Bruce Ivins was a Red Cross volunteer, manning the canteen.
  3. After four months they could write a letter, read news, and soon the canteen was a nightly humbuzz of coolies studying Basic Chinese aloud.


  1. Auditions for many NO theater companies June 29

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Actors can audition for a dozen New Orleans theater companies at once later this month at the National World War II Museum. Aimée Hayes of the Southern Rep company says the city-wide auditions for actors age 18 and up will be June 29 in the museum's Stage Door Canteen. Actors Equity Association members should email Hayes at ahayes(at) to schedule an appointment ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KATC 3 Lafayette

  2. Two meals, two restaurants: Gogo Gumbo! serves up lunch next door

    The Canteen serves Gogo’s salads, soups and desserts, but adds a meat loaf plate and sandwiches.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

  3. The $20 Diner: China Canteen's mysterious take on ma la cooking

    At China Canteen in Rockville, you may not get the heat you expect from a Sichuan restaurant.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Washington Post


  1. "Jack had been with her for a few hours and had gone to get a cup of tea in the canteen when this happened," Mr Clifford added. "She woke up to find this woman leaning over her. She was not hurt but was very shaken up as you can imagine."
    on Mar 8, 2009 By: Max Clifford Source: BBC News

  2. Mourinho said: "Do I want him to play? Of course yes. I miss him on the pitch. Since April I only see him in the medical room and sometimes at lunch in the canteen. Because I am not a doctor, the Chelsea doctor reports that the player will not be...
    on Sep 15, 2007 By: Jose Mourinho Source: U.TV

  3. "The fact they have been linked is great for them," added Bruce. "It (the article) is now on the notice board in the canteen, whilst we made sure Palacios and Valencia had red bibs on this morning in training. It's all part of the banter, but...
    on Apr 17, 2008 By: Steve Bruce Source:

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