Part of speech: noun

A metal case, as for tea, etc.

Part of speech: noun

A metallic cylinder filled with bullets to be fired from a cannon.

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Usage examples "canister":

  1. Our cannon was charged with grape and canister. - "Marie", Alexander Pushkin.
  2. There were only two sound cans of beef and a few ounces of unspoiled tea in a canister. - "Vane of the Timberlands", Harold Bindloss.
  3. " Load with canister," ordered Lawrence. - "The Courier of the Ozarks", Byron A. Dunn.