Meaning of “cannery” in the English Dictionary


"cannery" in English

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cannerynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkæn.ər.i/ us /ˈkæn.ɚ.i/

Examples from literature

  • One day they stopped at a fish cannery between highway and river and asked for work. 
  • Peering into the cannery, they saw men and women working in a strong-smelling steam, cleaning and cutting up the fish that passed them on an endless belt, making it ready for others to pack in cans. 
  • Salmon canneries there are without number. 
  • The fruits and vegetables of California brought into existence innumerable canneries. 
  • Thousands and thousands of ocean salmon are caught along the northern coast and taken to the canneries. 

(Definition of “cannery” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)