can·​nery ˈka-nə-rē How to pronounce cannery (audio)
plural canneries
: a factory for the canning of foods

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Visit the West Coast’s last remaining Chinese Bunkhouse, which accommodated up to 100 cannery workers, and explore the Japanese Duplex to see firsthand the working conditions and hardships the Asian community in and around Vancouver has experienced. Vivian Chung, Condé Nast Traveler, 23 May 2022 Despite being a poor swimmer, Stevens kept Rigby above the water until recovered by some cannery workers. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Oct. 2022 The area along the railroad sprouted a foundry, a fertilizer factory and flour mill, a grain elevator, a cannery, a creamery and ice cream factory, and a fruit packing firm. Frank Batavick, Baltimore Sun, 25 Sep. 2022 The women staffed the cannery, which never slept, producing 30 tons of product a day. Henry Wismayer, Washington Post, 29 Aug. 2022 The Shriver cannery operation continued on this site into the early 20th century until the Shriver Company moved outside of town to larger quarters. Kevin Dayhoff, Baltimore Sun, 2 Oct. 2022 Try a lonche layered with seared pineapple and pork slices marinated in an adobo sauce cribbed from his mother, Rosario, a former cannery worker for whom the cart is named. oregonlive, 13 Sep. 2022 As their homes were occupied, looted and even burned, the Unangax̂ were interred in abysmal conditions at former cannery and mining sites. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 29 May 2022 Incidentally, that wreck stranded noted painter Albert Bierstadt for five days at the Loring cannery north of Ketchikan. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cannery was in 1864

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Cite this Entry

“Cannery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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can·​nery ˈkan-(ə-)rē How to pronounce cannery (audio)
plural canneries
: a factory for the canning of food

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