She spent 12-hour days at the Red Cross canteen, doing whatever was needed.
“The profit from the canteen goes directly back into the facility,” says Van Wickler.
“Being popular online is like sitting at the cool table in the canteen…In a mental hospital,” he wrote.
c.1710, "store in a military camp," from French cantine "sutler's shop" (17c.), from Italian cantina "wine cellar, vault," which is perhaps another of the many meanings that were attached to Latin canto "corner;" in this case, perhaps "corner for storage." A Gaulish origin also has been proposed. Extended to "refreshment room at a military base, school, etc." from 1870. Meaning "small tin for water or liquor, carried by soldiers on the march, campers, etc." is from 1744, from a sense in French.