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jerrican

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noun jer·ri·can \ˈjer-ē-ˌkan\

Definition of jerrican

  1. :  a narrow flat-sided container for liquids usually holding about five United States gallons (about 19 liters)



Variants of jerrican

or

jerry can

Origin and Etymology of jerrican

Jerry + can; from its German design


First Known Use: 1943


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