Meaning of container

con•tain•er

Pronunciation: (kun-tā'nur), [key]
— n.
  1. anything that contains or can contain something, as a carton, box, crate, or can.
  2. a large, vanlike, reuseable box for consolidating smaller crates or cartons into a single shipment, designed for easy and fast loading and unloading of freight.
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