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Definition of canister:

  1. 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.
  2. A small basket of rushes, reeds, or willow twigs, etc.
  3. A small box or case for holding tea, coffee, etc.


canister shot, tin can, cannister, case shot, tin, atomic number 50.

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