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English definition of “container”


noun [C]     /kənˈteɪ.nər/ US  /-nɚ/
B2 a hollow object , such as a box or a bottle , which can be used for holding something, especially to carry or store it: an airtight container a plastic drinks containerGeneral and miscellaneous containers a very large metal box used for transporting goods : a container ship / lorry General and miscellaneous containers
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