What does the word canister mean?

Usage examples for canister

  1. Our cannon was charged with grape and canister. – Marie by 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 by Harold Bindloss
  3. " Load with canister," ordered Lawrence. – The Courier of the Ozarks by Byron A. Dunn