Translation of canteen in Spanish:

canteen

Pronunciation: /kænˈtiːn/

n

  • 1 (dining hall) (BrE) cantina (f), comedor (m), casino (m) (Chi) (en lugar de trabajo, colegio etc)
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    • Anybody who has seen a fight sequence from a Hindi film which takes place in a college canteen or a restaurant will know the answer.
    • It is also about the activities of college students in the canteen, sports fields and between classes.
    • Scotland's school canteens must become bistro-style restaurants, complete with salad bars and a menu of baguettes and grilled fish, food experts are to tell ministers.
  • 2 (water bottle) cantimplora (f)
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    • You don't just tell your soldiers to fill their canteens with water; you check them before a patrol to make sure they did.
    • I also threw in two canteens of water and a flashlight (even though we weren't staying out after dark), the map from my office as well as my lensatic compass.
    • The utility belt attached below the vest includes two canteens of water and a nine-millimeter pistol.
  • 3 (for cutlery) (BrE) estuche para guardar un juego de cubiertos canteen of cutlery juego (m) de cubiertos, cubertería (f)
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    • Parish council chairman Chris Tennant presented Denese with a canteen of cutlery and a bouquet in recognition of her work over the years, which was often over and above what her contract required.
    • In years gone by, your granny might have had a canteen of silver cutlery and, at grand dinners, servers fashioned from the precious metal conveyed food from kitchen to table.
    • One tonne of items such as swords, hatchets and entire canteens of cutlery have been confiscated from passengers departing Irish airports in just one month.

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