spray can

noun

: a pressurized container from which aerosols are dispensed

Examples of spray can in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And, as the final step in our makeup application routine, a setting spray can help it last all day. Larry Stansbury, Essence, 1 Feb. 2024 On the face, a good setting spray can keep your makeup in place for up to 16 hours. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 3 Apr. 2023 Batiste dry shampoo and the marketing company Church & Dwight, Co. Inc. agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit over benzene found in its aerosol spray cans. Eden Villalovas, Washington Examiner, 14 Nov. 2023 Shifts in the lighting provided Gabriel the means by which to play with the imagery, occasionally using a digital spray can to create flowing washes on his side of the screen. Brad Auerbach, SPIN, 18 Oct. 2023 Offers wider coverage: The best rain shower heads are wider than more basic shower heads, and as a result, the spray can engulf your body in a way that feels particularly luxurious. Kathleen Felton, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 May 2023 The accidents involved spray can models of various brands manufactured between 2011 and 2019 that used a venting system with a lower threshold for heat than previous versions, Smith explained. Claire Savage, Fortune, 1 Nov. 2023 Sweep, Don’t Point Never hold the spray can in one position and shoot paint at the object. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 26 June 2023 While this spray can be used to boost dry hair, it can also be used before restyling with heat, such as with a hot air brush. Rebecca Norris, Peoplemag, 1 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spray can was in 1958

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“Spray can.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spray%20can. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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