Transportbehälter aus Blech oder Kunststoff für Flüssigkeiten (v.a. Benzin). (lat.)
ETYM Old Eng. and AS. canne; akin to Dutch Kan, German Kanne, Old High Germ. channa, Swed. Kanna, Dan. kande.
1. A buoy with a round bottom and conical top; SYN. can buoy.
2. Airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.; SYN. tin, tin can.
3. The quantity contained in a can; SYN. canful.
ETYM Latin canistrum a basket woven from reeds Greek, from kane, kanna reed; cf. French canistre. Related to Cane, and Canaster.
Metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour; SYN. cannister, tin.
A narrow flat-sided container for liquids usually holding about five United States gallons (about 19 liters). jerry can
A narrow flat-sided container for liquids usually holding about five United States gallons (about 19 liters). SYN. jerican. jerrycan