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[tin-smith] /ˈtɪnˌsmɪθ/
a person who makes or repairs tinware or items of other light metals.
Origin of tinsmith
First recorded in 1805-15; tin + smith Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The tinsmith "wudna wonder but what it was makkin' for rain."

    Auld Licht Idyls J. M. Barrie
  • At the Statue, my brother and a tinsmith were waiting for him.

  • “It micht be John Dunwoodie,” the tinsmith answered cautiously.

    The Little Minister J. M. Barrie
  • Fig 64 shows a dipper with a solid handle which any tinsmith can make.

    The Book of Cheese Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
  • It seemed an odd coincidence that, a few seconds after meeting the tinsmith, I should meet the little white-beavered lady.

    A Flat Iron for a Farthing Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • Schaunard is haggling with a tinsmith over the price of a horn.

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

  • This time I sent Socrates with my strings to the tinsmith in the bazaar.

    The Red Rugs of Tarsus Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • Again I hopped—on my tin leg—to my friend the tinsmith, who kindly made me another tin leg and fastened it to my body.

    The Tin Woodman of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • But, when they came to this residence by the forest's edge, the tinsmith was not at home.

    The Tin Woodman of Oz L. Frank Baum
British Dictionary definitions for tinsmith


a person who works with tin or tin plate
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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