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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour; A metallic cylinder packed with shot and used as ammunition in a firearm.

Usage examples (38)
  • I keep my flour in a canister on the counter.
  • Once the canister is frozen, it's attached to the PacoJet, which then works its magic.
  • In the event of a charge, it isn't necessary to withdraw the canister from the holster before using it.
  • When required to be used, the canister is thrown amongst the enemy, and exploded at will by firing off the pistol. for more
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  • When they played "canasta" (a rummylike card game), they kept the "canaster" (a kind of tobacco) in a "canister" (box).
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