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noun
thin iron or steel sheet coated with tin.
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Also called tin.

Origin of tin plate

First recorded in 1670–80

Other definitions for tin plate (2 of 2)

tin-plate
[ tin-pleyt ]
/ ˈtɪnˌpleɪt /

verb (used with object), tin-plat·ed, tin-plat·ing.
to coat (iron or steel sheet) with tin.

Origin of tin-plate

First recorded in 1885–90

OTHER WORDS FROM tin-plate

tin-plater, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tin plate

tin plate

noun
thin steel sheet coated with a layer of tin that protects the steel from corrosion
verb tin-plate
(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 forms of tin plate

tin-plater, noun
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