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canteen

noun [C] uk   us   /kænˈtiːn/

canteen noun [C] (RESTAURANT)

B1 a place in a factory, office, etc. where food and meals are sold, often at a lower than usual price
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canteen noun [C] (KITCHEN EQUIPMENT)

UK (a small flat case containing) a complete set of knives, forks, and spoons: We're giving them a canteen of cutlery as a wedding present.

canteen noun [C] (CONTAINER)

a small container for carrying water or another drink, used especially by soldiers or travellers
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