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NOUN (2)

1. a metallic cylinder packed with shot and used as ammunition in a firearm;
[syn: case shot, canister, canister shot]

2. metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour;
[syn: canister, cannister, tin]

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2 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Canister \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. [1913 Webster] 2. A small box or case for holding tea, coffee, etc. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

canister n 1: a metallic cylinder packed with shot and used as ammunition in a firearm [syn: case shot, canister, canister shot] 2: metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour [syn: canister, cannister, tin]