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[tin-tahyp] /ˈtɪnˌtaɪp/
Photography. ferrotype (def 2).
not on your tintype, Slang. absolutely not:
Ask her again? Not on your tintype!
Origin of tintype
An Americanism dating back to 1860-65; tin + -type Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • You can see now why, when I thought that tintype was his, I was so took aback.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Oh, yes, but it wasn't on the tintype that the other fellow should have been there at all.

  • No, I ain't never had my pictur' took since I was a young girl and had it on a tintype.

    Drusilla with a Million Elizabeth Cooper
  • Have you a photograph or even a tintype of your son, recently taken?

    Mark Mason's Victory

    Horatio Alger
  • John remembered, and when he got out the tintype, Jake stretched for it eagerly.

  • "They won't get crumpled that way," said he; and he further showed me a tintype.

    Lin McLean Owen Wister
  • I might 'a' known first glance, for you're like him as his tintype.

    Flood Tide

    Sara Ware Bassett
  • And he looked at the tintype and said, "Bless her dear little heart."

    A Certain Rich Man

    William Allen White
  • But there wasn't anything in that recarnification and revulsion to tintype for me.


    O. Henry
  • We sat together, and the picture, a tintype, was pronounced an excellent likeness.

    A Boy Trooper With Sheridan Stanton P. Allen
British Dictionary definitions for tintype


another name for ferrotype (sense 1), ferrotype (sense 2)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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