mess hall
noun Date: 1843 a hall or building (as on an army post) in which mess is served

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • mess hall — mess halls N COUNT A mess hall is a large room where a particular group of people, especially members of the armed forces, eat meals together …   English dictionary

  • mess hall — mess′ hall n. a dining hall, esp. at a military base • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • mess hall — n a large room where soldiers eat …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mess hall — mess ,hall noun count a room where people in the military have their meals …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mess hall — ☆ mess hall n. a room or building where a group, as of soldiers, regularly have their meals …   English World dictionary

  • mess hall — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms mess hall : singular mess hall plural mess halls a room where people in the armed forces have their meals …   English dictionary

  • mess hall — noun a (large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑mess • Derivationally related forms: ↑mess (for: ↑mess) • Topics …   Useful english dictionary

  • mess hall — Synonyms and related words: automat, beanery, bistro, buffet, buvette, cafe, cafeteria, canteen, cantina, chophouse, chuck wagon, coffee shop, coffeehouse, coffeeroom, commons, cookhouse, cookshack, cookshop, diner, dinette, dining car, dining… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • mess hall — noun A military dining room or building on an army or marine base. Syn: chow hall, dining hall …   Wiktionary

  • mess hall — a place in which a group eats regularly, esp. a dining hall in a military camp, post, etc. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

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