American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A factory where fish, vegetables, or other foods are canned.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An establishment for canning or preserving meat, fish, or fruit in cans or tins hermetically sealed.
- n. A factory that produces canned goods.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. United States A place where the business of canning fruit, meat, etc., is carried on.
- n. a factory where food is canned
“Now between the two of them during the summer, the building next to the gym was known as a cannery, so people would bring in their farm and garden things and they would help to can and what-have-you.”
“The cannery was a white elephant, without takers in the market.”
“In Central Maui, the cannery was a hive of activity for processing canned pineapple and pineapple juice.”
“A seasonal business such as cannery may require employees all year but pay substantial overtime in September and October.”
“Years before, at the cannery, I had earned a dollar a day for a ten-hour day.”
“I was working a twelve-to thirteen-hour day, and I wasn't being paid overtime as in the cannery.”
“The ordinary laborers in the cannery got a dollar and a half per day.”
“And she was pleased, as well as angered, when she chanced to overhear two of the strapping young cannery girls.”
“And that night, coming out of the cannery, he was interviewed by his fellow workmen, who were very angry and incoherently slangy.”
“And I was receiving thirty dollars a month and board — a slight increase over my coal-shoveling and cannery days, at least to the extent of board, which cost my employer little (we ate in the kitchen), but which was to me the equivalent of twenty dollars a month.”
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