Canister

a type of antipersonnel cannon load in which lead balls or other loose metallic items were enclosed in a tin or iron shell. On firing, the shell would disintegrate, releasing the smaller metal objects with a shotgun-like effect.
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Canister

• (n.) A small box or case for holding tea, coffee, etc. • (n.) 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. • (n.) A small basket of rushes, reeds, or willow twigs, etc.
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canister

(from the article `military technology`) ...loading. (In that case, moist clay was sometimes packed atop the wadding that separated the ball from the powder charge.) Other projectiles ...
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canister

cannister noun metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour
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Canister

Military Iron or tin cylinders, with iron, tin or wood tops and bottoms, filled with bullets packed in sawdust. Formally used as one form of ammunition for muzzle-loading cannon. The fore-runner of 'Shrapnel', it was also known as Case Shot.
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Canister

Can'is¬∑ter (kăn'ĭs*tẽr) noun [ Latin canistrum a basket woven from reeds Greek ..., from ka`nh , ka`nna reed; confer French canistre . See Cane , and Canaster .] 1. A small basket of rushes, reeds, or willow twigs, etc.
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canister

A box or container; in anaesthesiology, the container for carbon dioxide absorbent. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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Canister

a type of anti personnel cannon load in which lead balls or other loose metallic items were enclosed in a tin or iron shell. On firing the shell would disintegrate releasing the smaller metal objects.
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Canister

a type of antipersonnel cannon load in which lead balls or other loose metallic items were enclosed in a tin or iron shell. On firing, the shell would disintegrate, releasing the smaller metal objects with a shotgun-like effect.
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Canister

Artillery projectile of lead balls in a tin container. Resembled a giant shotgun cartridge and had similar effect over a short range.
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Canister

Canister is slang for the head.
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Canister

Close-range, anti-personnel ammunition for artillery. Made up of a tin container filled with musket balls, canister was designed to break apart on leaving the cannon's muzzle.
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canister

Type: Term Pronunciation: kan′is-ter Definitions: 1. A box or container; in anesthesiology, the container for carbon dioxide absorbent.
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canister

[n] - metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour
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