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lading-can

lading-can

English

Noun

lading-can (plural lading-cans)

  1. (dialect, historical) A tin can (containing two or three quarts) used for taking hot water out of a boiler; also a smaller vessel, often graduated for volume, used by traditional grocers for measuring goods such as sugar or rice from bulk to retailable quantities; a piggin.