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Meaning of CANISTER

Pronunciation:  'kanistur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour
  2. [n]  a metallic cylinder packed with shot and used as ammunition in a firearm

CANISTER is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: canister shot, cannister, case shot, tin
 See Also: ammo, ammunition, container, pellet, shot



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Can"is*ter\ (k[a^]n"[i^]s*t[~e]r), n. [L. canistrum a
basket woven from reeds Gr. ?, fr. ka`nh, ka`nna reed; cf. F.
canistre. See {Cane}, and {Canaster}.]
1. A small basket of rushes, reeds, or willow twigs, etc.

2. A small box or case for holding tea, coffee, etc.

3. (Mil.) A kind of case shot for cannon, in which a number
   of lead or iron balls in layers are inclosed in a case
   fitting the gun; -- called also {canister shot}.