Part of speech: noun

A soldiers drinking flask.

Part of speech: noun

A sutlers refreshment and liquor shop.

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Usage examples "canteen":

  1. At Gouy a Battalion concert party was formed, and a concert was given in a large barn which formed part of the Divisional Canteen. - "The Story of the "9th King's" in France", Enos Herbert Glynne Roberts.
  2. Canteen in hand, I sat down by the spring. - "Who Goes There?", Blackwood Ketcham Benson.
  3. He was given stimulants from his own canteen, and then lifted into his own saddle. - "Lost in the Cañon", Alfred R. Calhoun.