Meaning of CONTAINER in English

CONTAINER

/keuhn tay"neuhr/ , n.

1. anything that contains or can contain something, as a carton, box, crate, or can.

2. a large, vanlike, reuseable box for consolidating smaller crates or cartons into a single shipment, designed for easy and fast loading and unloading of freight.

[ 1400-50 for an earlier sense; 1495-1505 for def. 1; late ME conteiner; see CONTAIN, -ER 1 ]

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