cannery

noun
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 His mother worked at a fish cannery and his father was a painter at a steel producing company. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Obituary: Manuel ‘Memo’ Cavada, local photographer recalled as a leader in documenting San Diego’s Latinos," 8 Oct. 2020 The view is somewhat different down on cannery row. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "Beer-Drinkers and Tax-Raisers," 1 Oct. 2020 Electricians, cannery workers, retail clerks, office workers -- San Diego’s baby local, firemen, nurses, machinists, waiters, stage hands, cooks, motion picture operators — a dramatic array of worker of this community paraded by. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: Celebrating a solemn Labor Day," 6 Sep. 2020 The Murray plant will close and move its operations farther north, to a newer and larger cannery in Harrisville. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, "This week in Mormon Land: Pros and cons of ‘social justice ideology'; a pledge to keep politics out of the pews; new poetry about Heavenly Mother," 20 Aug. 2020 At one point, a group dressed in a cannery’s worth of fishnets goes to what looks like the Temple of Dendur room at the Met to dance in a fountain. Jenny Singer, Glamour, "How to Do Splits Like Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion in the ‘WAP’ Music Video," 9 Aug. 2020 The land was fertile and well-tended, the waters held plenty of fish, and a lobster cannery opened in 1860 to process the glut of crustaceans. Sara B. Franklin, Travel + Leisure, "This Tiny Maine Island Is 12 Square Miles of Solitude," 7 Aug. 2020 Based in Seattle, Pacific Seafoods each summer hires hundreds of workers from around the world for temporary jobs at its Naknek cannery, promising them round-trip transportation to and from their point of hire as well as lodging and meals. USA TODAY, "Trump going Fourth, college refunds, parks shuttered: News from around our 50 states," 22 June 2020 Based in Seattle, Pacific Seafoods each summer hires hundreds of workers from around the world for temporary jobs at its Naknek cannery, promising them round-trip transportation to and from their point of hire as well as lodging and meals. USA TODAY, "Trump going Fourth, college refunds, parks shuttered: News from around our 50 states," 22 June 2020

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First Known Use of cannery

1864, in the meaning defined above

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20 Oct 2020

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“Cannery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cannery. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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cannery

noun
How to pronounce cannery (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of cannery

: a factory where food is put into cans

cannery

noun
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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