Origin of tin-plate

First recorded in 1885–90
Related formstin-plat·er, noun

tin plate

or tin·plate

  1. thin iron or steel sheet coated with tin.

Origin of tin plate

First recorded in 1670–80
Also called tin.
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British Dictionary definitions for tin-plate

tin plate

  1. thin steel sheet coated with a layer of tin that protects the steel from corrosion
verb tin-plate
  1. (tr) to coat (a metal or object) with a layer of tin, usually either by electroplating or by dipping in a bath of molten tin
Derived Formstin-plater, noun
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