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Canteen vs. Flask

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  • Canteen (noun)

    A small cafeteria or snack bar, especially one in a military establishment, school, or place of work.

  • Canteen (noun)

    A temporary or mobile café used in an emergency or on a film location etc.

  • Canteen (noun)

    A box with compartments for storing eating utensils, silverware etc.

  • Canteen (noun)

    A military mess kit.

  • Canteen (noun)

    A water bottle used by a soldier or camper.

  • Flask (noun)

    A narrow-necked vessel of metal or glass, used for various purposes; as of sheet metal, to carry gunpowder in; or of wrought iron, to contain quicksilver; or of glass, to heat water in, etc.

  • Flask (noun)

    A container used to discreetly carry a small amount of a hard alcoholic beverage; a pocket flask.

  • Flask (noun)

    Laboratory glassware used to hold larger volumes than test tubes, normally having a narrow mouth of a standard size which widens to a flat or spherical base.

  • Flask (noun)

    A container for holding a casting mold, especially for sand casting molds.

  • Flask (noun)

    A bed in a gun carriage.

  • Flask (verb)

    To invest a denture in a flask so as to produce a sectional mold.

Wiktionary
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  • Canteen (noun)

    a restaurant provided by an organization such as a college, factory, or company for its students or staff.

  • Canteen (noun)

    a small water bottle, as used by soldiers or campers.

  • Canteen (noun)

    a specially designed case or box containing a set of cutlery.

  • Flask (noun)

    a container for liquids.

  • Flask (noun)

    a narrow-necked glass container, typically conical or spherical, used in a laboratory to hold reagents or samples.

  • Flask (noun)

    a narrow-necked bulbous glass container, typically with a covering of wickerwork, for storing wine or oil.

  • Flask (noun)

    a vacuum flask.

  • Flask (noun)

    a hip flask.

  • Flask (noun)

    the contents of a flask

    "a flask of coffee"

  • Flask (noun)

    an extremely strong lead-lined container for transporting or storing radioactive nuclear waste.

  • Flask (noun)

    short for powder flask

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Canteen (noun)

    A small vessel used by soldiers or hikers for carrying water, liquor, or other drink.

  • Canteen (noun)

    A chest containing culinary and other vessels for military officers in a garrison.

  • Canteen (noun)

    The sutler's shop in a garrison.

  • Canteen (noun)

    A store or small shop within a larger establishment where refreshments and sometimes other supplies are sold. At a military base the canteen may be as large as a general store; within a school or small company it may be only a small counter with very limited supplies, or a snack bar.

  • Canteen (noun)

    A temporary location where food is dispensed during an emergency.

  • Flask (noun)

    A small bottle-shaped vessel for holding fluids; as, a flask of oil or wine.

  • Flask (noun)

    A narrow-necked vessel of metal or glass, used for various purposes; as of sheet metal, to carry gunpowder in; or of wrought iron, to contain quicksilver; or of glass, to heat water in, etc.

  • Flask (noun)

    A bed in a gun carriage.

  • Flask (noun)

    The wooden or iron frame which holds the sand, etc., forming the mold used in a foundry; it consists of two or more parts; viz., the cope or top; sometimes, the cheeks, or middle part; and the drag, or bottom part. When there are one or more cheeks, the flask is called a three part flask, four part flask, etc.

Webster Dictionary
  • Canteen (noun)

    a flask for carrying water; used by soldiers or travelers

  • Canteen (noun)

    sells food and personal items to personnel at an institution or school or camp etc.

  • Canteen (noun)

    a restaurant outside; often for soldiers or policemen

  • Canteen (noun)

    a recreation room in an institution

  • Canteen (noun)

    restaurant in a factory; where workers can eat

  • Flask (noun)

    bottle that has a narrow neck

  • Flask (noun)

    the quantity a flask will hold

Princeton's WordNet

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