obsolete form of canister.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for cannister

Historical Examples of cannister

  • The pikemen pressed on against the storm of grape and cannister and bullets.

    The Northern Iron

    George A. Birmingham

  • Stop one moment, Swinburne; put another dose of cannister in.

    Peter Simple

    Frederick Marryat

  • We will hurl grape and cannister into the camps of the saloonatics until they flee the wrath to come.

    Mr. Opp

    Alice Hegan Rice

  • When we pressed them too close the artillerymen would give our men grape and cannister, and then yield to the infantry.

    Drum Taps in Dixie

    Delavan S. Miller

  • He took down the cannister of diamonds which were worth five millions or more back on Earth.


    William Fitzgerald Jenkins