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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Canteen  \Can*teen"\  (k[a^]n*t[=e]n"),  n.  [F.  cantine  bottle 
  case,  canteen  (cf.  Sp  &  It  cantina  cellar,  bottle  case), 
  either  contr.  fr  It  canovettina  dim.  of  canova  cellar,  or 
  more  likely,  fr  OF  cant.  corner,  It  &  Sp  canto.  See  1st 
  {Cant}.]  (Mil.) 
  1.  A  vessel  used  by  soldiers  for  carrying  water,  liquor,  or 
  other  drink.  [Written  also  {cantine}.] 
  Note:  In  the  English  service  the  canteen  is  made  of  wood  and 
  holds  three  pints;  in  the  United  States  it  is  usually  a 
  tin  flask. 
  2.  The  sutler's  shop  in  a  garrison;  also  a  chest  containing 
  culinary  and  other  vessels  for  officers. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Cantine  \Can*tine"\,  n. 
  See  {Canteen}.