[kuh n-tey-ner] /kənˈteɪ nər/

anything that or can something, as a carton, box, crate, or can.
a large, vanlike, reuseable box for consolidating smaller crates or cartons into a single shipment, designed for easy and fast loading and unloading of freight.
an object used for or capable of holding, esp for transport or storage, such as a carton, box, etc


mid-15c., agent noun from contain.


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