Meaning of jerry can

jer'ry can"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Also calleda narrow, flat-sided, five-gallon (19-liter) container for fluids, as fuel.
  2. a can with a capacity of 4 imperial gallons (5.4 U.S. gallons or 20.4 liters).
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