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1. A container of tin-coated sheet metal used especially for preserving food.
2. Informal A naval destroyer.
(Cookery) a metal food container, esp when empty
2. Slang. a naval destroyer.
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|Noun||1.||tin can - informal term for a destroyer|
|2.||tin can - airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.|
beer can - a can that holds beer
cannikin - a small can
coffee can - a can for storing ground coffee
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)
milk can - large can for transporting milk
oilcan - a can with a long nozzle to apply oil to machinery
soda can - a can for holding soft drinks