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[kan-uh-ree] /ˈkæn ə ri/
noun, plural canneries.
a factory where foodstuffs, as meat, fish, or fruit are canned.
Origin of cannery
1865-70, Americanism; can2 + -ery Unabridged
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  • He had worked at an old pineapple cannery for many years and the acid had eventually worn away his fingerprints.
  • He found work on the docks, and he worked at a cannery for a while, and then he loaded trucks.
  • Look for the cannery cottages built for people who spent summers in the area canning salmon.
  • The first half deals in detail with the fundamentals of food preparation and cannery operation.
  • It is then either shipped to a cannery as a raw material input or sold for other commercial purposes.
  • Her registration certificate shows that she registered for cannery or bottle labeling work only.
  • The facility has the flexibility to irrigate with domestic flow and cannery process water.
British Dictionary definitions for cannery


noun (pl) -neries
a place where foods are canned
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Word Origin and History for cannery

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

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



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.
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