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can·is·ter

 (kăn′ĭ-stər)
n.
1. A usually cylindrical storage container, especially:
a. A box or can of thin metal or plastic used for holding dry foodstuffs or cooking ingredients, such as flour or sugar.
b. A small plastic container used for storing a roll of film.
c. A metal container that holds pressurized gas, as one containing tear gas that explodes on impact or one containing oxygen as part of a breathing apparatus.
2.
a. A metallic cylinder packed with shot that scatter upon discharge from a cannon, formerly used as an antipersonnel round.
b. Such cylinders, or the shot used in such cylinders, considered as a group.
3. The part of a gas mask that contains the filter for removing toxic agents from the air.

[Latin canistrum, basket, from Greek kanastron, from kanna, reed; see cane.]

canister

(ˈkænɪstə)
n
1. a container, usually made of metal, in which dry food, such as tea or coffee, is stored
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (formerly)
a. a type of shrapnel shell for firing from a cannon
b. Also called: canister shot or case shot the shot or shrapnel packed inside this
[C17: from Latin canistrum basket woven from reeds, from Greek kanastron, from kanna reed, cane1]

can•is•ter

(ˈkæn ə stər)

n.
1. a small box or jar, often one of a kitchen set, for holding tea, coffee, flour, sugar, etc.
2. (on a gas mask) the container of neutralizing substances through which poisoned air is filtered.
[1670–80; < Latin canistrum wicker basket]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.canister - a metallic cylinder packed with shot and used as ammunition in a firearm
ammo, ammunition - projectiles to be fired from a gun
pellet, shot - a solid missile discharged from a firearm; "the shot buzzed past his ear"
2.canister - metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flourcanister - metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
Translations
صُنْدوقٌ مِن صَفيحعُلْبَةٌ مَعْدِنِيَّة
barelkanistrplechovka
beholdertromle
kanisteripanospurkkisuodatin
kanistar
bádogdoboz
kassi, dós
キャニスター
작은 깡통
kanistras
skārda kārba
kanister
กระป๋องสเปรย์
hộp kim loại đựng đồ khô

canister

[ˈkænɪstəʳ] N (for tea, coffee) → lata f, bote m; [of gas] → bombona f; (for film) → lata f

canister

[ˈkænɪstər] nboîte f (généralement en métal)

canister

nBehälter m; (for tea, coffee etc also) → Dose f; canister shot (Mil) → Kartätsche f

canister

[ˈkænɪstəʳ] n (for tea, coffee) → barattolo (metallico); (for gas) → candelotto

canister

(ˈkӕnistə) noun
a box or case usually of metal.

canister

عُلْبَةٌ مَعْدِنِيَّة plechovka tromle Behälter μεταλλικό κουτί bote kanisteri bidon kanistar barattolo キャニスター 작은 깡통 trommel metallboks kanister lata канистра kanister กระป๋องสเปรย์ teneke kutu hộp kim loại đựng đồ khô 滤毒罐
References in classic literature ?
Each of the Martians, standing in the great crescent I have described, had discharged, by means of the gunlike tube he carried, a huge canister over whatever hill, copse, cluster of houses, or other possible cover for guns, chanced to be in front of him.
This was followed by two whistling sounds of canister shot, one after another.
Why, it’s only to buy a canister of powder—’twill cost two silver dollars.
Craig had found no answer but such as was implied in taking a long draught of ale and then looking down fixedly at the proportions of his own leg, which he turned a little outward for that purpose, when Bartle Massey returned from the fireplace, where he had been smoking his first pipe in quiet, and broke the silence by saying, as he thrust his forefinger into the canister, "Why, Adam, how happened you not to be at church on Sunday?
Having leisurely helped himself from a canister borrowed from somebody downstairs for the purpose, and having made a considerable show of tasting it, first with one side of his nose and then with the other, Mr.
Pyrotechnic, Pyrotechnic, you mean," said a Bengal Light; "I know it is Pyrotechnic, for I saw it written on my own canister.
He emptied his plate of meat and her plate into the frying pan, likewise the roll of butter and the slice on the table, and on top he poured the contents of the coffee canister.
Finally, he made a start at the teapot, gustily rattled a quantity of tea into it from a canister, and set off for the common kitchen to fill it with hot water.
Major O'Dowd packing her own and her Major's wardrobe, and how his best epaulets had been stowed into a tea canister, whilst her own famous yellow turban, with the bird of paradise wrapped in brown paper, was locked up in the Major's tin cocked-hat case, and wondered what effect it would have at the French king's court at Ghent, or the great military balls at Brussels.
Above the chimney were sundry villainous old guns, and a couple of horse-pistols: and, by way of ornament, three gaudily-painted canisters disposed along its ledge.
A thousand pounds of dynamite, in sealed canisters, was placed about some workings.
The vases fell off the mantelpiece, the canisters fell off the shelf; the kettle fell off the hob.