Definition for tinning (2 of 2)
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 tinning
The Bituriges worked in iron, and were acquainted with the art of tinning.History of Julius Caesar Vol. 2 of 2|Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
This method of tinning the ferrule will spoil the wiping solder.
The tinning of copper-saucepans should be kept perfect, clean, and dry: in which case they may be used with safety.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million|Sarah Josepha Hale
The use of muriatic acid in tinning the iron is not recommended.
My eldest brother went to learn the tinning business of the Major's workmen.History of the Prophet Joseph by His Mother|Lucy Smith
British Dictionary definitions for tinning
verb tins, tinning or tinned (tr)
Word Origin for tin
Word Origin and History for tinning
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.