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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.
Translations of “container”
in Korean 용기…
in Arabic حاوِية…
in Portuguese recipiente…
in Catalan recipient…
in Japanese 容器…
in Italian contenitore…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指用於運輸或儲存的)容器, 貨櫃…
in Russian емкость, коробка…
in Turkish kap, sandık, varil…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指用于运输或储存的)容器, 集装箱, 货箱…
in Polish pojemnik…
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