can·​nery | \ ˈka-nə-rē \
plural canneries

Definition of cannery

: a factory for the canning of foods

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His family owned canneries going back to his great-grandfather. David Anderson, The Aegis, "After 20 years in the making, Harford County ag center opens," 7 May 2018 Before transferring packing operations were transferred to Morton, the cannery was at the center of things in Eureka. Steve Tarter, The Seattle Times, "EXCHANGE: Cannery now handles weddings instead of pumpkins," 19 Jan. 2018 Her father eventually rose to become the cannery’s foreman. Evan Bush, The Seattle Times, "‘The Property’: A family’s getaway cabin defined its dreams, until a tragic Sunday morning," 24 Sep. 2018 Carlos landed in Kodiak in 1983 and got a start working in the cannery. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "A brother’s long, lonely fight to solve the city of Kodiak’s only unsolved murder," 2 May 2018 There's one in an old cannery that was once the center of industry here, one with old Pyrex cookware, one dedicated to old postcards and another with an extensive second-floor collection of beer cans. Jim Webster,, "In Havre de Grace, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay, a rich maritime history - and ducks, lots of ducks," 27 June 2018 When Muir last sailed through in 1899, this spot held a salmon cannery and a few shacks. Anchorage Daily News, "A DIY trip through Alaska’s Inside Passage," 26 May 2018 Throughout the text, Miller details use of the area by the early Chugachmiut people and later by gold and copper miners, canneries and fox farmers. Nancy Lord, Anchorage Daily News, "In ‘A Wild Promise,’ a wilderness area in limbo and a book with a mission," 19 May 2018 Many of the farmers had come to San Pedro in the 1960s to work the tuna fleets, docks and canneries. Joe Mozingo,, "One of L.A.'s oldest community gardens thrived for decades. Then the water wars began.," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of cannery

1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cannery was in 1864

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English Language Learners Definition of cannery

: a factory where food is put into cans


can·​nery | \ ˈka-nə-rē \
plural canneries

Kids Definition of cannery

: a factory where foods are canned

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