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

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

    Auld Licht Idylls

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

    Auld Licht Idylls

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

    Pussy and Doggy Tales Edith Nesbit
  • At the Statue, my brother and a tinsmith were waiting for him.

  • Fig 64 shows a dipper with a solid handle which any tinsmith can make.

    The Book of Cheese

    Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
  • Schaunard is haggling with a tinsmith over the price of a horn.

  • The tinsmith will know just how to cut, "angle" and solder it.

  • If these are not readily obtained a tinsmith will make them for you if you tell him just what you desire.

    Candy-Making at Home Mary M. Wright
  • This time I sent Socrates with my strings to the tinsmith in the bazaar.

    The Red Rugs of Tarsus

    Helen Davenport Gibbons
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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