Translation of canister in Spanish:

canister

Pronunciation: /ˈkænəstər; ˈkænɪstə(r)/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (for tea, coffee) lata (feminine), bote (masculine) (Spain/España)
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    • Pill bottles or film canisters make excellent storage containers for seeds.
    • Seam rippers and thread nippers slip nicely into empty prescription pill containers or film canisters.
    • Firefighters were forced to retreat when they realised that the building contained acetylene canisters, gas bottles and diesel barrels.
    1.2 [Military/Militar] bote (masculine) ([ de humo, metralla etc ])
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    • Thus ambushed, the pickets were made to run a gauntlet of police firing teargas canisters and rubber bullets at close range.
    • Police fired tear gas canisters at the crowd, including the council workers' wives, many with babies strapped to their backs.
    • Riot police and soldiers fired canisters of tear gas at the protesters as they entered the parliament compound.
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    • The most common canon was called the Napoleon and used both grape shot and canister ammunition.
    • The introduction of the rifled musket in the 1850s with ranges greater than canister altered the role of field artillery.
    • I could run out of mine tomorrow; just like I suppose Buck ran out of his that previous night, one foot doing what years of canister and grape shot had not.

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In Spain, a ración is a serving of food eaten in a bar or cafe, generally with a drink. Friends or relatives meet in a bar or cafe, order a number of raciones, and share them. Raciones tend to be larger and more elaborate than tapas. They may be: Spanish omelet, squid, octopus, cheese, ham, or chorizo, among others.