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Cannister vs. Canister: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Sumera Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on September 20, 2023
"Cannister" is the incorrect spelling. The right spelling is "Canister," a small container or case.

Which is correct: Cannister or Canister

How to spell Canister?

Cannister is Incorrect

Canister is Correct

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Key Differences

"Canister" has one 'n' – think of one container, one 'n.'
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 20, 2023
A "can" is straightforward and so is the correct spelling – no need for an extra 'n.'
Harlon Moss
Sep 20, 2023
Picture a "can" at the start, as in a soda can.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 20, 2023
Associate "canister" with "cylinder" – both with one 'n.'
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 20, 2023
Remember that "sister" with double 's' has one 's,' but "canister" with one 'n' has only one 'n.'
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 20, 2023
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Canister Definitions

A small container or box with a lid, used for holding a specific type of item.
He kept his coffee in a sealed canister.
Janet White
Sep 20, 2023
A container with a filter used in gas masks.
The gas mask won't work without the right canister.
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Sep 20, 2023
A type of artillery shell filled with shrapnel.
The army used canister shots in battles of old.
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Sep 20, 2023
A cylindrical container for holding film.
I found an old film canister in the attic.
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Sep 20, 2023
A box or can of thin metal or plastic used for holding dry foodstuffs or cooking ingredients, such as flour or sugar.
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Jan 09, 2023
A small plastic container used for storing a roll of film.
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Jan 09, 2023
A metal container that holds pressurized gas, as one containing tear gas that explodes on impact or one containing oxygen as part of a breathing apparatus.
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Jan 09, 2023
A metallic cylinder packed with shot that scatter upon discharge from a cannon, formerly used as an antipersonnel round.
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Jan 09, 2023
Such cylinders, or the shot used in such cylinders, considered as a group.
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Jan 09, 2023
The part of a gas mask that contains the filter for removing toxic agents from the air.
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Jan 09, 2023
A cylindrical or rectangular container usually of lightweight metal, plastic, or laminated pasteboard used for holding a dry product (as tea, crackers, flour, matches).
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Jan 09, 2023
Any of various cylindrical metal receptacles usually with a removable close-fitting top.
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Jan 09, 2023
A special short-range antipersonnel projectile consisting of a casing of light metal, loaded with preformed submissiles such as flechettes or steel balls. The casing is designed to open just beyond the muzzle of the weapon, dispersing the submissiles.
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Jan 09, 2023
A projectile component containing colored or screening smoke or riot control agent composition.
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Jan 09, 2023
A component of canister-type protective masks containing a mechanical filter and chemical filling to filter, neutralize and/or absorb toxic chemical, biological and radiological agents.
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Jan 09, 2023
Part of a windmill that connects the sails to the windshaft.
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Jan 09, 2023
(transitive) To pack into a canister.
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Jan 09, 2023
A small basket of rushes, reeds, or willow twigs, etc.
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Jan 09, 2023
A small box or case for holding tea, coffee, etc.
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Jan 09, 2023
A kind of case shot for cannon, in which a number of lead or iron balls in layers are inclosed in a case fitting the gun; - called also canister shot.
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Jan 09, 2023
A metallic cylinder packed with shot and used as ammunition in a firearm
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Jan 09, 2023
Metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour
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Jan 09, 2023
A container filled with pressurized gas.AQ
A canister of whipped cream was in the fridge.
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Sep 20, 2023

FAQs

Which vowel is used before Canister?

Typically, the article "a" can be used before "canister."
Aimie Carlson
Sep 20, 2023

What is the verb form of Canister?

"Canister" is a noun and doesn't have a verb form.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 20, 2023

What is the singular form of Canister?

"Canister" is already in its singular form.
Sara Rehman
Sep 20, 2023

What is the pronunciation of Canister?

It is pronounced as /ˈkænɪstər/.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 20, 2023

What is the plural form of Canister?

The plural form is "canisters."
Janet White
Sep 20, 2023

Why is it called Canister?

The term "canister" comes from the Latin word "canistrum," which means "basket."
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 20, 2023

What is the root word of Canister?

The root word is the Latin "canistrum."
Janet White
Sep 20, 2023

Is Canister a noun or adjective?

"Canister" is a noun.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 20, 2023

Is Canister an adverb?

No, "canister" is not an adverb.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 20, 2023

Is Canister a negative or positive word?

Neutral. Its connotation depends on context.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 20, 2023

Is the Canister term a metaphor?

No, but it can be used metaphorically in certain contexts.
Aimie Carlson
Sep 20, 2023

Is the word Canister imperative?

No, "canister" is not an imperative form.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 20, 2023

Which preposition is used with Canister?

"In" or "of" can be used, as in "canister of gas" or "items in a canister."
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 20, 2023

Which conjunction is used with Canister?

Any conjunction can be used depending on the context, e.g., "and."
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 20, 2023

Is Canister an abstract noun?

No, it's a concrete noun.
Sara Rehman
Sep 20, 2023

What part of speech is Canister?

"Canister" is a noun.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 20, 2023

Is Canister a vowel or consonant?

"Canister" starts with a consonant.
Sara Rehman
Sep 20, 2023

Is Canister a collective noun?

No, it's not a collective noun.
Sara Rehman
Sep 20, 2023

What is another term for Canister?

"Container" or "jar."
Janet White
Sep 20, 2023

What is the opposite of Canister?

There isn't a direct antonym for "canister," but contextually, "empty space" or "void" could serve as opposites.
Sara Rehman
Sep 20, 2023

What is the third form of Canister?

"Canister" doesn't have verb forms, so there's no third form.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 20, 2023

Is Canister a countable noun?

Yes, "canister" is a countable noun.
Janet White
Sep 20, 2023

How do we divide Canister into syllables?

Can-is-ter
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 20, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in Canister?

The first syllable, "Can," is stressed.
Harlon Moss
Sep 20, 2023

Which determiner is used with Canister?

Determiners like "this," "that," "my," etc. can be used.
Janet White
Sep 20, 2023

What is the first form of Canister?

"Canister" doesn't have verb forms, so there's no first form.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 20, 2023

What is the second form of Canister?

"Canister" doesn't have verb forms, so there's no second form.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 20, 2023

How many syllables are in Canister?

There are three syllables.
Sara Rehman
Sep 20, 2023

How is Canister used in a sentence?

"She stored the coffee beans in a sealed canister to keep them fresh."
Harlon Moss
Sep 20, 2023

Which article is used with Canister?

Depending on context, both "a" and "the" can be used with "canister."
Harlon Moss
Sep 20, 2023
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