- a container for water, typically of metal or plastic and having a spout with a perforated nozzle, for watering or sprinkling plants, flowers, etc.
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
The man dropped his watering-can, and approached, hat in hand.Just Patty
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.The Children's Book of Gardening
Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
She put down the watering-can and laughingly took it from her head.Memoirs of My Dead Life
He was partly hidden by a derelict bicycle and a watering-can.The Literary Sense
- a container with a handle and a spout with a perforated nozzle used to sprinkle water over plants
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