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English definition of “container”

container

noun [C]     /kənˈteɪnər/
a hollow object, such as a box or a bottle, which can be used for holding something, especially to carry or store it: After opening, transfer the contents of the tin to a plastic container for storage.
TRANSPORT a very large metal box used for transporting goods: a cargo/freight/shipping container a container lorry/ship/truckcontainer business/traffic Around three-quarters of the world's 50-billion dollar container business is still done under service contracts.a container port/terminal Hong Kong ranked as the world's second busiest container port last year, after Singapore.
(Definition of container noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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