Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun canister

2 senses of canister

Sense 1
case shot, canister, canister shot -- (a metallic cylinder packed with shot and used as ammunition in a firearm)
       => ammunition, ammo -- (projectiles to be fired from a gun)

Sense 2
canister, cannister, tin -- (metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour)
       => container -- (any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another))

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