- a miniature toy soldier of cast metal, usually of lead.
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The only two who did not stir from their places were the Tin-soldier and the little Dancer.
But the Tin-soldier was silent, and grasped his gun more firmly.
That touched the Tin-soldier, he was nearly going to shed tin-tears; but that would not have been fitting for a soldier.
But there the steadfast little Tin-soldier lay full length, shouldering his gun.
Billy dropped his tin-soldier on the ground and ran in to help his mother wipe the dishes.The Grasshopper Stories
Elizabeth Davis Leavitt
- a miniature toy soldier, usually made of lead
- a person who enjoys playing at being a soldier