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

First recorded in 1670–80
Also called tin.
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Examples from the Web for tin-plate

Historical Examples

  • You know that there is hardly a tin-plate in camp, and boards are not to be had.

    Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals

    William H. Armstrong

  • One worked at a mackintosh warehouse, the other, I think, at tin-plate.

  • This mark may be perceived on every tin-plate in the market.

  • For a while its front was smooth and rounded, like the rim of a tin-plate.

    Down the Yellowstone

    Lewis R. Freeman

  • Under the tariff law of 1909 the duty on tin-plate was one and two-tenths cents for each pound.

British Dictionary definitions for tin-plate

tin plate

  1. thin steel sheet coated with a layer of tin that protects the steel from corrosion
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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
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Derived Formstin-plater, noun
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