A woman canning tomato sauce.
- When you cut up cucumbers and make them into pickles that you preserve in a jar to eat throughout the winter, this is an example of canning.
- When you fire your useless assistant for forgetting to tell you about an important meeting, this is an example of a time when you are canning your assistant.
- Present participle of can.
- The process of preserving food by heat processing in a sealed vessel (a sealed jar or can).