spray can


Definition of spray can

: a pressurized container from which aerosols are dispensed

Examples of spray can in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If your ceiling has a popcorn texture, try concealing the repair with popcorn texture in a spray can. Joseph Truini And Merle Henkenius, Popular Mechanics, "How to Repair Drywall: Common Ways to Fix Damaged Walls," 18 Aug. 2020 Lime/sulfur spray can be found at Wilco and Coastal stores. oregonlive, "Ask an expert: Precise schedule of treatments could help avoid apple scab," 12 July 2020 The spray can leave a residue that builds up over time, diminishing the pan’s nonstick powers. Kate Bratskeir, CNN Underscored, "The best nonstick pans of 2020," 23 June 2020 Pepper spray can cause the same respiratory and cardiovascular problems as tear gas, and skin contact can cause burning, inflammation and allergic reactions. Anchorage Daily News, "A guide to the less-lethal weapons that law enforcement uses against protesters," 7 June 2020 If a scrape is bleeding a little but isn’t worth ending your night over, Cramer says, a spray can provide a quick fix that requires less fumbling than a bandage. Sara Kiley Watson, Popular Science, "Essential first aid tips for protesters," 5 June 2020 The spray can adhere to the lenses causing prolonged pain. Jess Sims, Health.com, "I Was Pepper-Sprayed During a Protest. Here's Exactly How it Feels—and What to Do if it Happens to You," 4 June 2020 Applications such as a landscape-wide mosquito spray can be tough on the butterfly and caterpillar populations, but sometimes difficult decisions must be made. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Calvin Finch: How to attract butterflies to your San Antonio garden all year long," 21 May 2020 Febreze’s new spray can help get your clothes back into use. Lynn Redmile, Good Housekeeping, "The 2020 Good Housekeeping Top-Tested Cleaning Awards," 8 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of spray can

1958, in the meaning defined above

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2 Sep 2020

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“Spray can.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spray%20can. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of spray can

: a can that contains a liquid (such as paint) that can be sprayed

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