Definition A can

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Definition

a can: a metal container, a tin, an airtight sealed metal receptacle for food, drink, paint etc.
noun
a can of beer a metal tin of beer
a can opener a small device to open tins or cans
an oil can a can used to apply oil to machinery

Examples

  • "The party proceeded to barbecue multiple sausages and prawns on the beach, and consume moderate amounts of beer (300-400 cans)."
  • "And cans of spray"
  • "Running across the street to a local hardware store, the witness bought a can of red paint which he then poured on the concrete sidewalk directly in front of the bank."
  • "Brent : But why don't you Aussies stop using aerosol spray cans?"

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