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canister


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canister  \Can"is*ter\  (k[a^]n"[i^]s*t[~e]r),  n.  [L.  canistrum  a 
  basket  woven  from  reeds  Gr  ?,  fr  ka`nh,  ka`nna  reed;  cf  F. 
  canistre.  See  {Cane},  and  {Canaster}.] 
  1.  A  small  basket  of  rushes,  reeds,  or  willow  twigs,  etc 
 
  2.  A  small  box  or  case  for  holding  tea,  coffee,  etc 
 
  3.  (Mil.)  A  kind  of  case  shot  for  cannon,  in  which  a  number 
  of  lead  or  iron  balls  in  layers  are  inclosed  in  a  case 
  fitting  the  gun;  --  called  also  {canister  shot}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  canister 
  n  1:  a  shot-packed  metallic  cylinder  used  as  ammunition  in  a 
  firearm  [syn:  {case  shot},  {canister  shot}] 
  2:  metal  container  for  storing  dry  foods  such  as  tea  or  flour 
  [syn:  {cannister},  {tin}] 




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