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

2 senses of tin can

Sense 1
tin can -- (informal term for a destroyer)
       => destroyer, guided missile destroyer -- (a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship)

Sense 2
can, tin, tin can -- (airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.)
       => 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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