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  1. a person who makes or repairs tinware or items of other light metals.

Origin of tinsmith

First recorded in 1805–15; tin + smith
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Examples from the Web for tinsmith

Historical Examples

  • (f) When a blacksmith, tinsmith, or plumber have tried to repair a case, Fig. 189.

    The Automobile Storage Battery

    O. A. Witte

  • This was proved by Davit Lunan, tinsmith, whom I have heard tell the story.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie

  • The tinsmith "wudna wonder but what it was makkin for rain."

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie

  • She seemed then to be living with a tinsmith, and her colour was a gingery white.

  • At the Statue, my brother and a tinsmith were waiting for him.

British Dictionary definitions for tinsmith


  1. a person who works with tin or tin plate
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