• synonyms


  1. a tinsmith.
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Origin of tinner

First recorded in 1505–15; tin + -er1
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Examples from the Web for tinner

Historical Examples of tinner

  • Any tinner can make one in a few minutes, at a trifling cost.

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    B.G. Jefferis

  • Have your tinner make you an old-fashioned "tin-kitchen" with sloping sides.

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    Marion Cabell Tyree

  • Fig. 88a represents a pair of paper shears, 88b a pair of tinner's shears.


    Willis Eugene Tower

  • Again I went to the tinner, and again he made me a leg out of tin.

  • These should be angled by the tinner, and out of them we shall make the frame.

British Dictionary definitions for tinner


  1. a tin miner
  2. a worker in tin; tinsmith
  3. a person or organization that puts food, etc, into tins; canner
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