verb (used with object), tinned, tin·ning.
- to cover or coat with tin.
- to coat with soft solder.
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Origin of tin
OTHER WORDS FROM tintinlike, adjectivere·tin, verb (used with object), re·tinned, re·tin·ning.
Words nearby tin
Definition for tin (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for tin
The raw materials— tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold—were dubbed “conflict minerals.”Aaron Rodgers Takes Aim at Congo’s ‘Blood Minerals’ War|John Prendergast|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One and all, they come shaking their tin cups at election time then run like the wind when a critical vote comes up.
“I have personally been to gold recyclers in Japan, tin smelters in Indonesia and fold refiners in Canada,” she said.
In China, for example, tungsten, tantalum, tin and gold are mined and ore is imported from other countries.
I had to retrieve the tin from a special compacter before it was crushed, an exercise in timing.Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison|Daniel Genis|June 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another good precaution is to store bags in an ordinary lard pail or can or other tin vessel having a closely fitting cover.Every Step in Canning|Grace Viall Gray
Slate quarries and copper and tin mines were formerly valuable.
They gather round the spot where the tin stood and peer into the ground, as though some sprite had bewitched it into the earth.Sidelights on Chinese Life|J. Macgowan
Two of the boys passed round a pail of water and a tin cup, that all the thirsty might drink.Glengarry Schooldays|Ralph Connor
Has a core of lead and tin composition inclosed in a jacket of cupro-nickel.The Plattsburg Manual|O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey