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canteennoun [C]

uk   /kænˈtiːn/  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" in American English

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canteennoun [C]

 us   /kænˈtin/
  • canteen noun [C] (RESTAURANT)

a small store or restaurant esp. in a factory or school where food and meals are sold
  • canteen noun [C] (CONTAINER)

a small container for carrying something to drink, esp. water
(Definition of canteen from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"canteen" in Business English

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canteennoun [C]

uk   us   /kænˈtiːn/
WORKPLACE a place in a factory, office, etc., where employees can buy food and meals at a low price: Benefits include free car parking and a subsidized staff canteen.
(Definition of canteen from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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