spray can
noun Date: 1958 a pressurized container from which aerosols are dispensed

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • spray can — spray cans also spray can N COUNT A spray can is a small metal container containing liquid such as paint under pressure so that it can be sprayed. Syn: aerosol …   English dictionary

  • Spray can — (spr[=a] k[a^]n ), n. a small can containing a liquid under pressure of a gas that forces the liquid out in an aerosol form when the valve is opened. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spray can — spray can, adj. 1. a small can whose contents are in aerosol form. Cf. aerosol bomb. 2. the contents of such a can or the amount it holds: She used two spray cans of white enamel to paint the cupboard. * * * …   Universalium

  • spray can — n a can from which you can spray paint onto things …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • spray can — n. a can in which gas under pressure is used to disperse the contents in the form of a spray …   English World dictionary

  • spray can — spray′ can n. cvb a can whose contents are in aerosol form …   From formal English to slang

  • spray can — spray ,can noun count a small container that uses pressure to shoot out a stream of small drops of liquid …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • spray can — noun a dispenser that holds a substance under pressure and that can release it as a fine spray (usually by means of a propellant gas) • Syn: ↑aerosol, ↑aerosol container, ↑aerosol can, ↑aerosol bomb • Hypernyms: ↑dispenser • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • spray can — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms spray can : singular spray can plural spray cans a small container that uses pressure to force out a stream of small drops of liquid …   English dictionary

  • spray-can — see spray can …   English dictionary

  • spray can — /ˈspreɪ kæn/ (say spray kan) noun a small metal container for storing under pressure, and subsequently dispensing as a spray, such products as insecticides, waxes, lacquers, etc.; aerosol can. Also, spraycan, aerosol can …   Australian English dictionary

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