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    Default canteen or flask in the military

    Does a soldier wear a canteen or flask on the hip?

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    Default Re: canteen or flask in the military

    You will be better asking that question through a military source. We do not have knowledge of military dress and equipment. This site is about English language.

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    Default Re: canteen or flask in the military

    Quote Originally Posted by apex2000 View Post
    You will be better asking that question through a military source. We do not have knowledge of military dress and equipment. This site is about English language.
    Me and and my friend we both study English. We had a discussion whether it's a flask or canteen. Hope no hard feelings taken.

    I've got a feeling it's the English language. Is it English language?
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    Default Re: canteen or flask in the military

    If you mean vocabulary, then yes both terms could be used but I cannot comment on what the military usage is.

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    Default Re: canteen or flask in the military

    I'd suggest "canteen." A flask is often used to refer to a container in which you store liquor, sometimes in some degree of secrecy.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: canteen or flask in the military

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I'd suggest "canteen." A flask is often used to refer to a container in which you store liquor, sometimes in some degree of secrecy.
    I've been googling and the only option seems to be a canteen. Are there second thoughts?

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    Default Re: canteen or flask in the military

    If I suggested canteen and it's all you're finding, why would I have second thoughts?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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