Canister


Canister
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.