canteen Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"canteen" in British English

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canteennoun [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 ​usualprice
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canteen noun [C] (KITCHEN EQUIPMENT)

UK (a ​smallflatcasecontaining) a ​complete set of ​knives, ​forks, and ​spoons: We're giving them a canteen of ​cutlery as a ​weddingpresent.

canteen noun [C] (CONTAINER)

a ​smallcontainer for ​carryingwater or another ​drink, used ​especially by ​soldiers or ​travellers
(Definition of canteen from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"canteen" in American English

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canteennoun [C]

 us   /kænˈtin/

canteen noun [C] (RESTAURANT)

a ​smallstore or ​restaurant esp. in a ​factory or ​school where ​food and ​meals are ​sold

canteen noun [C] (CONTAINER)

a ​smallcontainer 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 ​buyfood and ​meals at a ​lowprice: Benefits ​includefreecarparking and a ​subsidizedstaff canteen.
(Definition of canteen from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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