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cantina

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noun can·ti·na \kan-ˈtē-nə\

Definition of cantina

  1. 1 Southwest :  a pouch or bag at the pommel of a saddle

  2. 2 Southwest :  a small barroom :  saloon



Examples of cantina in a sentence

  1. <we spent an interesting evening in that desert town's lone cantina>



Origin and Etymology of cantina

American Spanish, from Spanish, canteen, from Italian, wine cellar — more at canteen


First Known Use: 1844


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