Definition of cannery
: a factory for the canning of foods
Recent Examples of cannery from the Web
The mining vessels combine technology from oil rigs, dredging ships and even canneries to do their work.
Built in 1945 by Maritime Shipyards in Seattle for the Alaska Packers Association's cannery, the old tender had been sitting there five years.
Icicle Seafoods Seward Fisheries needed a tender for Bristol Bay and the Egegik cannery.
American Samoa, one of the smallest territories, lost one of the biggest engines of its economy in December when a big tuna cannery closed after being required to pay the federal minimum wage.
Before white settlers set up canneries to catch Coho and Chinook salmon, several million fish made the journey back to spawning grounds every year – even after native tribes caught their fill.
By 1910, Seattle was served by four transcontinental railroads and was the business capital of the Northwest, with manufacturing, fishing, canneries, shipping and banking supplementing the timber-centric economy that existed before the fire.
Mormons use canneries to build food stores for emergencies and promote self-reliance.
The buildings closest to the river, including the cannery and the units housing Wrecked Metal and Cascade River Gear, are slightly higher than the units and other businesses a block or two down 46th Street.
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First Known Use of cannery
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Definition of cannery for English Language Learners
: a factory where food is put into cans
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Definition of cannery for Students
: a factory where foods are canned
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