mess hall


Definition of mess hall

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

Examples of mess hall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The inmate had retreated to his cell and closed the door after fighting with another prisoner who attacked him with a broom handle in the mess hall. Washington Post, "Virginia is using dogs to ‘terrify and attack’ prisoners, say lawsuits that describe one man as mauled in his cell," 6 Mar. 2021 Tonight’s dinner, served in the mess hall, includes quinoa, steak, chicken, sautéed green beans, roasted potatoes, farmer’s salad, and homemade crème brûlée for dessert. James Nestor, Scientific American, "Life on the Rocks," 12 Feb. 2018 Stunned with disbelief, the other Imperial troops in the mess hall eventually draw their blasters, and Mayfield and Mando shoot their way out, heading toward the roof for extraction. Alex Kane, USA TODAY, "The Mandalorian recap: ‘The Believer’," 12 Dec. 2020 Menna stressed their importance at a presentation on survival skills in the mess hall. Cara Kelly, USA Today, "He posed as a doctor and a wilderness expert. Behind the facade was an accused child molester.," 22 Oct. 2020 The bunk house was converted into a two-bedroom and two-bathroom guest house, and the mess hall was repurposed with a kitchen, game room and an attached bedroom and bathroom. Mary Grace Metheny, Dallas News, "Confined by coronavirus? Check out these three luxury Texas ranches and give yourself some space," 4 Apr. 2020 The girls share a peach-colored bedroom, a kitchen, a chapel, a small mess hall and patio with a basketball court and a stage. Julie Turkewitz, New York Times, "Nearly a Million Children Left Behind in Venezuela as Parents Migrate," 24 Mar. 2020 Wolfson said probation officers are limiting the congregation of youths to groups of six or less, having them shower individually and staggering meal times to prevent large groups from gathering in mess halls. James Queally, Los Angeles Times, "Cut off from their kids, parents of juvenile detainees wait and worry as coronavirus spreads," 6 Apr. 2020 Rogers used to deliver devotionals in the mess hall. Elaine Ayala,, "Ayala: Homeless ministry serving meals at city parks, at least for now," 4 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of mess hall

1821, in the meaning defined above

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13 Mar 2021

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“Mess hall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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