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Definitions of canister

  1. a metallic cylinder packed with shot and used as ammunition in a firearm Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A small basket of rushes, reeds, or willow twigs, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A small box or case for holding tea, coffee, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A metal box or case for tea, coffee, etc.; a shell containing shot, or scracs of iron, which explodes when fired from a gun. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. A box or case, usually of tin: a case containing shot, which bursts on being discharged. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. A bottle-shaped vessel, usually of tin; a case of thin metal inclosing shot, for cannon. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. A metal case, as for tea, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A metallic cylinder filled with bullets to be fired from a cannon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A box or case, originally of reed, now generally of tin; a deep box containing shot which explodes when discharged. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. A box or case for tea, coffee, &c.; in mil., a tin canister having a wooden bottom, packed with balls, and shot from a cannon-called also case-shot. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  14. 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. dictgcide_fs
  15. kan'is-t[.e]r, n. a box or case, usually of tin, for holding tea, shot, &c.: short for canister-shot, or case-shot.--n. CAN'ISTER-SHOT (same as CASE-SHOT, q.v.). [L. canistrum, a wicker-basket; Gr. kanastron--kann[=e], a reed.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. Small box usu. of metal for tea, shot, &c.; (R.-C. Ch.) vessel holding wafers before consecration; c.-shot or c., =CASE-shot. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. n. [Greek] A small basket of rushes, reeds, or willow twigs, &c.;—a small case for holding tea, coffee, &c. Cabinet Dictionary
  18. A small basket; a small vessel in which any thing is laid up. Complete Dictionary

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