Canister



a small box or jar, often one of a kitchen set, for holding tea, coffee, flour, and sugar.
Also called canister shot. case shot.
the part of a gas mask containing the neutralizing substances through which poisoned air is filtered.
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

The Pioneers James Fenimore Cooper
The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
A Narrative of Service with the Third Wisconsin Infantry Julian Wisner Hinkley
Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
Heart and Science Wilkie Collins
The Naval History of the United States Willis J. Abbot.

noun
a container, usually made of metal, in which dry food, such as tea or coffee, is stored
(formerly)

a type of shrapnel shell for firing from a cannon
Also called canister shot, case shot. the shot or shrapnel packed inside this

n.

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