follow Dictionary.com

Winning Words of the Scripps Spelling Bee

cannery

[kan-uh-ree] /ˈkæn ə ri/
noun, plural canneries.
1.
a factory where foodstuffs, as meat, fish, or fruit are canned.
Origin of cannery
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; can2 + -ery
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for cannery

cannery

/ˈkænərɪ/
noun (pl) -neries
1.
a place where foods are canned
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for cannery
n.

1879, from can (v.2) + -ery.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for cannery

cannery

noun

A jail (1920s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for cannery

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for cannery

12
14
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with cannery

Nearby words for cannery