Origin of tinning
verb (used with object), tinned, tin·ning.
- to cover or coat with tin.
- to coat with soft solder.
Origin of tin
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Historical Examples of tinning
And you know, the tinning of salmon was “progress” as much at least as the building of the Titanic.Notes on Life and Letters
The use of muriatic acid in tinning the iron is not recommended.
This method of tinning the ferrule will spoil the wiping solder.
The tinning must be thoroughly done, or it will come off and have to be re-tinned.
In Baltimore as many as 10,000 persons are employed in tinning this bivalve.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
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.