mess hall


Definition of mess hall

: a hall or building (as on an army post) in which mess is served

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The equipment is kept in air-portable shipping containers which contain everything from portable mess halls to spare aircraft parts. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Air Force Is Having Trouble With Its 'Base in a Box'," 2 Jan. 2019 Adding a new mess hall, medical unit, or crew quarters is as simple as pulling out one module and inserting another. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Nightflyers has the bloody body count we expect from George R.R. Martin," 29 Nov. 2018 Troops decorated the mess halls with flags and evergreen boughs. Michael M. Phillips, WSJ, "The One Time American Troops Fought Russians Was at the End of World War I—and They Lost," 9 Nov. 2018 Given the circumstances, the Army Corps of Engineers might have thrown up rows of army barracks and stark mess halls and been done with it. Emily Strasser, Curbed, "A secret city opens up," 8 Aug. 2018 In 1902, the White House dining room was remodeled and expanded to make for an even grander geopolitical mess hall. Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, "‘Brilliant beyond all precedent’: The first White House state dinner for the king of Hawaii," 24 Apr. 2018 Rohwer had hundreds of barracks divided into blocks, each of which had a mess hall, a laundry facility, a latrine, and housing for families. Washington Post, "Possible migrant site minutes from former internment camp," 24 June 2018 Trump’s critics have never let him off the hook over military deferments that kept him from dining in a mess hall in Vietnam. David K. Li, Fox News, "Trump 'very sad' over Anthony Bourdain's death," 9 June 2018 The World Economic Forum, the nonprofit business leadership foundation, occupies one of these buildings, its former mess hall now a spick-and-span meeting space. Jane Margolies, New York Times, "Once Home to Soldiers, Former Presidio Fort Will House New Residents," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of mess hall

1821, in the meaning defined above

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