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tin can

Definitions of tin can
  1. noun
    airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
    synonyms: can, tin
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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. noun
    informal term for a destroyer
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    type of:
    destroyer, guided missile destroyer
    a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship
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