Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

tinman

[tin-muh n]
See more synonyms for tinman on Thesaurus.com
noun, plural tin·men.
  1. a tinsmith.
Show More

Origin of tinman

First recorded in 1605–15; tin + -man
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for tinman

Historical Examples

  • “That is for dipping warter out of the bucket,” replied the tinman.

    My First Cruise

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Israel went out, and his sisters followed him, to see the tinman off.

    My First Cruise

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Annette declined to laugh at the most risible caricatures of Tinman.

  • Tinman declared it to be quite out of the question that he should pay a penny.

  • "Mr. Tinman has been extremely hospitable to us," she said, a little coldly.