Definitions

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  • n. A pressurized canister that ejects its contents from a nozzle when a button is pressed; used especially for paint.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a small can containing a liquid under pressure of a gas that forces the liquid out in an aerosol form when the valve is opened.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a dispenser that holds a substance under pressure and that can release it as a fine spray (usually by means of a propellant gas)

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Examples

  • He returned to the scene of the rescue and retrieved not only the spray can but a silver pen and a leatherbound book stamped in gold: "E.C. Appelhardt."

    The Cat Who Came To Breakfast

  • She was using a tiny, thin spray can on the stump of the missing traleg.

    Flinx In Flux

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