Meaning of canister

can•is•ter

Pronunciation: (kan'u-stur), [key]
— n.
  1. a small box or jar, often one of a kitchen set, for holding tea, coffee, flour, and sugar.
  2. Also calledSee
  3. the part of a gas mask containing the neutralizing substances through which poisoned air is filtered.
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