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 Davis and her battalion lived in segregated housing with a separate mess hall and chapel. Washington Post, 23 Mar. 2022 Employees cook edible gummies in the prison kitchen and stuff pre-rolled joints in the mess hall. NBC News, 13 Mar. 2022 The mess hall is a couple of blocks down — also in a house that’s been long abandoned. Washington Post, 15 Feb. 2022 The mess hall is equipped with TVs and streaming services. Diane Bell Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Mar. 2022 Above their bunker home is a mess hall and billets for other troops. Nils Adler, Los Angeles Times, 21 Jan. 2022 That’s right, somewhere down there, in a small room just off the mess hall, close to the southernmost point of our small blue planet, there’s a radio DJ spinning tunes for researchers, seals and penguins alike. Lukas Harnisch, SPIN, 20 Jan. 2022 Anyone hoping to see signs of the building’s original purpose — an ancient mess hall filled with wooden bowls, perhaps — will be disappointed. New York Times, 23 Dec. 2021 Individual dining facility managers then place the orders that bring the food on trucks and planes, and at times on pack mules, to their mess hall refrigerators. Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor, 24 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of mess hall

1821, in the meaning defined above

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“Mess hall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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