Definition of canister:
- case (part of speech: noun)
- receptacle (part of speech: noun)
But Jackson's horse- artillery, moving forward at a gallop, poured in canister at short range; and three brigades, O'Neal's, Iverson's, and Doles', attacked the Northerners fiercely in front and flank.- "Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War", G. F. R. Henderson.
- "Campaign of Battery D, First Rhode Island light artillery.", Ezra Knight Parker.
They were up in the rigging with their glasses, looking for just such suckers as we were; and they turned loose a salute of canister, which came buzzing about our ears, and the next instant we heard an order that we had never heard before: " Retreat!"- "Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi", George H. Devol.