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

Definition of cannery 

: a factory for the canning of foods

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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 Kennedy was scheduled for a cannery tour that day, but — due to the flight delay and lengthy beach excursion — settled for a meet-and-greet with Bumble Bee seafood workers. The Daily Astorian,, "Shortly before death, RFK found piece of home on the Oregon coast," 2 June 2018 That’s nearly the population of the entire town — which had a post office, school, shrimp cannery and resort hotel, according to Shelby Fleig, USA TODAY, "The 5 deadliest hurricanes in American history now include Hurricane Maria — with new death toll," 29 May 2018 When Muir last sailed through in 1899, this spot held a salmon cannery and a few shacks. Mark Adams, New York Times, "A D.I.Y. Trip Through Alaska’s Inside Passage," 21 May 2018

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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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