Origin of tinware

First recorded in 1750–60; tin + ware1
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Examples from the Web for tinware

Historical Examples of tinware

  • See that everything is all right; dont let any of the tinware joggle.

  • A few minutes after he had begun to dust his tinware, he was summoned to the office.

    To Him That Hath

    Leroy Scott

  • I hear there'll be a flock o' tinware waitin' for you when you get in.

    A Yankee Flier in Italy

    Rutherford G. Montgomery

  • Lead is also used in the solder with which the parts of tinware are united.

    Science in the Kitchen.

    Mrs. E. E. Kellogg

  • What's become of that tinware exhibit you used to block up traffic with?

    Homeburg Memories

    George Helgesen Fitch

British Dictionary definitions for tinware


  1. objects made of tin plate
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