[ tin-wair ]

  1. articles made of tin plate.

Origin of tinware

First recorded in 1750–60; tin + ware1

Words Nearby tinware

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use tinware in a sentence

  • Sometimes they resorted to missiles—stones, tinware—even dressed poultry which Auntie Cord was preparing for the oven.

  • Two other dishes made from common pressed tinware, with the tops cut off and turned, also without wire.

    Woodcraft and Camping | George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
  • My entire outfit for cooking and eating dishes comprises five pieces of tinware.

    Woodcraft and Camping | George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
  • It is only when I go into a very accessible camp that I take so much as five pieces of tinware along.

    Woodcraft and Camping | George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
  • My understanding mate merely chuckled—and went on unpacking the tinware.

British Dictionary definitions for tinware


/ (ˈtɪnˌwɛə) /

  1. objects made of tin plate

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012