canteen

EnglishEdit

 
Drinking from a canteen or water flask of late 20th century or early 21st century design. Note the attached stopper.

EtymologyEdit

From French cantine, from Italian cantina, from Vulgar Latin canthus (corner), from Gaulish *cantos, denoting the location for liquor storage, from Proto-Celtic *cantos (corner), from Proto-Indo-European *kh₂ndʰ. Doublet of cantina.

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NounEdit

canteen (plural canteens)

  1. A small cafeteria or snack bar, especially one in a military establishment, school, or place of work.
  2. A temporary or mobile café used in an emergency or on a film location etc.
  3. A box with compartments for storing eating utensils, silverware etc.
  4. A military mess kit.
  5. A water bottle used by a soldier or camper.

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VerbEdit

canteen

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) present subjunctive form of cantear.
  2. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present subjunctive form of cantear.
  3. Second-person plural (ustedes) imperative form of cantear.