1) A vessel for holding liquids.
Formerly these could be made of wood or pewter but more expensive items were of silver: 1394-5 Item emendatione unius cannć pro servis iiijd, Whitby
1554 Item vij kannes & vj jugges, Brantingham
1579 A pewder kanne, Kendal
1612 2 drinking glasses 2 jackes 3 cannes, Brafferton
1621 Sixe longe wooden Kanns, Slaidburn
1667 Two silver Cannes... four silver cupps & a tumbler, North Bierley.