Also called blitz can. Military. a narrow, flat-sided, 5-gallon (19-liter) container for fluids, as fuel.
British. a can with a capacity of 4½ imperial gallons (5.4 U.S. gallons or 20.4 liters).
a flat-sided can with a capacity of between 4.5 and 5 gallons used for storing or transporting liquids, esp motor fuel: originally a German design adopted by the British Army during World War II
[jer-ee-rig] /ˈdʒɛr iˌrɪg/ verb (used with object), jerry-rigged, jerry-rigging. 1. .
[jer-ee-rig] /ˈdʒɛr iˌrɪg/ verb (used with object), jerry-rigged, jerry-rigging. 1. . adjective Patched or cobbled; hoked-up: these would be much better than something jerry-rigged on my Olivetti [1980s+; a blend of jerry-built, ”badly or flimsily built,” found by 1869, with jury-rigged, ”rigged temporarily or in an emergency,” found by 1788; the origin of both of […]
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[jur-zee] /ˈdʒɜr zi/ noun, plural jerseys. 1. a close-fitting, knitted sweater or shirt. 2. a plain-knit, machine-made fabric of wool, silk, nylon, rayon, etc., characteristically soft and elastic, used for garments. 3. (initial capital letter) one of a breed of dairy cattle, raised originally on the island of Jersey, producing milk with a high butterfat […]