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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 ?
These canisters smashed on striking the ground--they did not explode--and incontinently disengaged an enormous volume of heavy, inky vapour, coiling and pour- ing upward in a huge and ebony cumulus cloud, a gaseous hill that sank and spread itself slowly over the surrounding country.
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.
The upper slide, on being pulled down (leaving the lower a double mystery), revealed deep shelves of pickle-jars, jam- pots, tin canisters, spice-boxes, and agreeably outlandish vessels of blue and white, the luscious lodgings of preserved tamarinds and ginger.
It was not alone that the scales descending on the counter made a merry sound, or that the twine and roller parted company so briskly, or that the canisters were rattled up and down like juggling tricks, or even that the blended scents of tea and coffee were so grateful to the nose, or even that the raisins were so plentiful and rare, the almonds so extremely white, the sticks of cinnamon so long and straight, the other spices so delicious, the candied fruits so caked and spotted with molten sugar as to make the coldest lookers-on feel faint and subsequently bilious.
How many other kinds of petty merchandise were there, it would be difficult to say; but balls of packthread, ropes of onions, pounds of candles, cabbage-nets, and brushes, hung in bunches from the ceiling, like extraordinary fruit; while various odd canisters emitting aromatic smells, established the veracity of the inscription over the outer door, which informed the public that the keeper of this little shop was a licensed dealer in tea, coffee, tobacco, pepper, and snuff.
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.