: one that contains: as
a : a receptacle (as a box or jar) for holding goods
b : a portable compartment in which freight is placed (as on a train or ship) for convenience of movement
— con·tain·er·less \-ləs\ adjective
Examples of CONTAINER
- The tea leaves come in a small metal container.
- bowls, boxes, jars, and other containers
- The shipment of tools arrived at the dock in cargo containers yesterday.
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