Variant of canister
- a small box or can for coffee, tea, tobacco, etc.
- a boxlike vacuum cleaner
- Historical lead or iron shot in a container that scattered its contents when firedin full canister shot
- the part of a gas mask that contains the substances for filtering the air to be breathed
Origin of canisterMiddle English ; from Classical Latin canistrum, wicker basket ; from Classical Greek kanastron ; from kanna, a reed: see cane