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 In that way, even when his medium isn’t a spray can, his presence is solidified. BostonGlobe.com, 9 June 2021 And because fireflies use chemical cues in addition to bioluminescence to attract and choose a mate, excessive bug spray can disorient them. Ashley Stimpson, Wired, 13 May 2021 Usually, a horticulture oil spray can be applied to control the insects and cause the fungus to slough off. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 24 Apr. 2021 The spray can remain effective for about six weeks or so. Brian Whipkey, USA TODAY, 30 Apr. 2021 The spray can travel about 15 feet, keeping you out of harm’s way while the residual insecticide eliminates the rest of the nest. Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2021 Application is also simple — hold the spray can about 6 inches away from your head, spritz and then massage the dry shampoo onto your scalp. Nicole Saunders, NBC News, 15 Apr. 2021 Though made from the same ingredient, bear spray can be many times more powerful than pepper sprays sold for self-defense and is not meant for use on humans. New York Times, 24 Mar. 2021 Haar also said the faster the spray shoots out of the bottle the greater the chance for more serious injuries — another reason bear spray can be more dangerous than pepper spray when used against humans. NBC News, 20 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of spray can

1958, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spray can was in 1958

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11 Jun 2021

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“Spray can.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spray%20can. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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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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