Origin of tinned
verb (used with object), tinned, tin·ning.
- to cover or coat with tin.
- to coat with soft solder.
Origin of tin
Examples from the Web for tinned
Contemporary Examples of tinned
Yes, I noticed the references to tinned or canned vegetables in some of the books you chose.Reichl’s Favorite Food Books
August 11, 2011
Historical Examples of tinned
The Indian followed him bringing a number of packages of tinned food.The Hound From The North
The shelves were relatively untouched and he had a wide choice of tinned goods.Small World
William F. Nolan
The money was paid, the fowls set free, and I dined on tinned beef.The Soul of a People
He closed the door gently, and tinned to face the trio in the room.VC -- A Chronicle of Castle Barfield and of the Crimea
David Christie Murray
I took Carstens' place just before we reached the place where the tinned goods were.Boy Scouts in the Philippines
G. Harvey Ralphson
verb tins, tinning or tinned (tr)
Word Origin for tin
Old English tin, from Proto-Germanic *tinom (cf. Middle Dutch and Dutch tin, Old High German zin, German Zinn, Old Norse tin), of unknown origin, not found outside Germanic.
Other Indo-European languages often have separate words for "tin" as a raw metal and "tin plate;" e.g. French étain, fer-blanc. Pliny refers to tin as plumbum album "white lead," and for centuries it was regarded as a form of silver debased by lead.
The chemical symbol Sn is from Late Latin stannum (see stannic). Tin-type in photography is from 1864. Tin ear "lack of musical discernment" is from 1909. Tin Lizzie "early Ford, especially a Model T," first recorded 1915.