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1. A small can or cup.
2. A small wooden bucket.

[Dutch kanneken (from Middle Dutch cannekijn, diminutive of canne, can) and Flemish cannikin, diminutive of cann, can.]
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(ˈkænɪkɪn) ,




a small can, esp one used as a drinking vessel
[C16: from Middle Dutch kanneken; see can2, -kin]
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(ˈkæn ɪ kɪn)

a small can or drinking cup.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cannikin - a wooden bucket
bucket, pail - a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top
2.cannikin - a small can
can, tin can, tin - airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
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He drew some cognac from the cask into a tin cannikin.
"Aye, aye, my merry lads, it's a lively leak this; hold a cannikin, one of ye, and let's have a taste.
In China, a Cannikin Law based method is applied to analyze the load capacity of the station, that is, taking the minimum value as the overall load capacity from all facilities and equipment whose maximum capacities have already stipulated by national standard [1].
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(36-41) (There was a boor from Gelderland, merry they be; he was so drunk he could not stand, pissed they all be; clink once the cannikin, drink, pretty manniken, 27n36-41)