tin can

Primary Meanings of tin can

1.
n
airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
2.
n
informal term for a destroyer
Full Definitions of tin can
1

n airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.

Synonyms:
can, tin
Types:
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beer can
a can that holds beer
caddy, tea caddy
a can for storing tea
cannikin
a small can
coffee can
a can for storing ground coffee
milk can
large can for transporting milk
oilcan
a can with a long nozzle to apply oil to machinery
soda can
a can for holding soft drinks
Type of:
container
any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
2

n informal term for a destroyer

Type of:
destroyer, guided missile destroyer
a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship

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