can·​nery | \ ˈka-nə-rē How to pronounce cannery (audio) \
plural canneries

Definition of cannery

: a factory for the canning of foods

Examples of cannery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are a few locals still scratching out some pounds, but the out-of-towners and the cannery workers are mostly gone. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, 31 July 2021 The near century-old building, with rusty, gray metal siding, is on the National Historic register and was operated as a salmon cannery in the 1930s., 24 July 2021 Hauman’s two-year plan features a micro-cannery that will showcase underutilized ocean creatures such as rockfish, octopus, mackerel and herring. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 28 July 2021 Opening in this location is a homecoming for Azad, who previously worked as director of operations for the local cold-brew cannery Big Watt. Nicole Hvidsten, Star Tribune, 30 July 2021 Within 30 minutes, the school gym had taken in 300 to 400 workers from the nearby fish cannery. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, 29 July 2021 His mother, Juana, took a job at a tomato-paste cannery and started going by Jenny. Abby Aguirre, The New Yorker, 13 July 2021 The source of any fraud would’ve likely happened at the cannery. cleveland, 23 June 2021 The town, with a population just under 3,000, doubles in size with the influx of cannery employees, fishermen and seasonal workers. Emily Mesner, Anchorage Daily News, 23 May 2021

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First Known Use of cannery

1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Cannery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cannery

: a factory where food is put into cans


can·​nery | \ ˈka-nə-rē How to pronounce cannery (audio) \
plural canneries

Kids Definition of cannery

: a factory where foods are canned

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