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watering can

noun
  1. a container for water, typically of metal or plastic and having a spout with a perforated nozzle, for watering or sprinkling plants, flowers, etc.
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Origin of watering can

First recorded in 1685–95
Also called watering pot, sprinkling can.
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Examples from the Web for watering can

Historical Examples

  • The man dropped his watering-can, and approached, hat in hand.

    Just Patty

    Jean Webster

  • After a search J—— is found in a flannel shirt in his garden with a watering-can.

    Chimney-Pot Papers

    Charles S. Brooks

  • The watering-can should be emptied and turned upside down to dry.

  • She put down the watering-can and laughingly took it from her head.

  • He was partly hidden by a derelict bicycle and a watering-can.


British Dictionary definitions for watering can

watering can

noun
  1. a container with a handle and a spout with a perforated nozzle used to sprinkle water over plants
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