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  1. a person who cans meat, fruit, etc., for preservation.
  2. an animal yielding meat of poor quality, suitable only for canning.
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Origin of canner

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; can2 + -er1
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Examples from the Web for canner

Historical Examples of canner

  • And does the canner think of that when he allows rotten meat to go into his cans?

    Crimes of Charity

    Konrad Bercovici

  • This makes a jacket of water between the flange and sides of the canner.

  • A higher pressure is an indication of a higher temperature in the canner.

  • Water is put into the canner to reach to the bottom of the rack.

  • The interests of the grower and the canner are really identical in this regard.

British Dictionary definitions for canner


  1. a person or organization whose job is to can foods
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