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shaker

noun [C] uk   /ˈʃeɪ.kər/ us    /-kɚ/
a container with a tightly fitting lid in which liquids can be mixed together by moving the container quickly from side to side: a cocktail shaker a container with holes in its lid from which a powder can be put onto a surface, by holding the container upside down and shaking it: a salt/pepper shaker a container into which dice are put and moved quickly from side to side before being thrown onto a flat surface, usually during a game involving chance
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