Canteen - (Military) Glossary of Antique Terms C

Canteen - (Military) A canteen is a container that soldiers could carry water in. Primitive canteens were sometimes made of hollowed-out gourds, such as a calabash, or were bags made of leather. Later, canteens consisted of a glass bottle in a woven basket cover. The bottle was usually closed with a cork stopper. These were quite fragile.


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