Definitions

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  • n. a robust fuel container made from pressed steel

Etymologies

From Jerry +‎ can, "Jerry" being an ethnic slur for "German", the use of the jerrycan having originated in Germany. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The van has a kitchenette (sink, gas, cooler, dishes ...) 1 jerry can of water not drinking 20 Lt that can be used to wash the dishes in the sink or shower if we set the jerrycan on the roof and a tin of 20 Lt for drinking water.

    Campervan for sale

  • "There's a jerrycan in the garage," explained Jimmy.

    The Body Ricardo

  • There was an American tank parked amid a big crowd of jerrycan-toting Iraqis.

    Boris in Iraq

  • N.W. home and a man armed with a jerrycan and booze bottle got out, scaled the fence and set his home ablaze as seven children and three other adults slept.

    A series of unfortunate events - Ezra Levant

  • P.S I have a thirty litre jerrycan i'd be willing to donate.

    un petit gag

  • Ironic respect was paid to the German original in the nicknames they adopted; the “blitz can”; and, more commonly, the “jerrycan.”

    The Prize

  • An witness, parishoner James Chigogo, who sat close to the unknown assailant, said a "young man" stealthily entered the church mid-way through the mass, and sat down with a jerrycan and concealed it in a plastic bag.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Then he drained the water from the radiator, and refilled it with petrol from the jerrycan strapped to the back.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • When he turned back to the bundle of supplies, she'd anticipated him, plucking out an irregular tin jerrycan and dipping it full of water at the trough.

    The Warslayer

  • A child with a poor sitting balance can sit still on the floor in this chair made from a plastic jerrycan.

    Chapter 7

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  • Ha!

    February 13, 2009

  • Jerrycan, Jerrycan, what are they feeding you?
    Jerrycan, Jerrycan, it's not your fault...

    February 13, 2009

  • Sionnach, how could you forget Chaka Khan?

    February 13, 2009


  • Genghis Khan, the Aga Khan, and Billycan.

    Furthermore if Billycan, then Bilbycan.

    And, though I'm not a big Star Trek aficionado, word on the Rue in gay Paree suggests that Khan-Khan.

    And if all these folks can do it, it behooves us to nix the nattering nabobs of negativism, and to embrace the optimism of our new leader by shouting from the mountaintop:

    "YES WE CAN!!"

    February 13, 2009

  • Nobody can like this word.

    February 13, 2009