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(countable noun) Usage note: This is the usual term used by all speakers.
A cylindrical metal container for heating water over a fire to make tea. It is sometimes called a ‘billycan’.
Example: We camped along side a lovely river and filled the billy up to make a cuppa. (http://www.ulysses.ws/rides/eric/memories.html)
A couple heating water in a billy over a fire
(photo by Athena Kerley)