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tintype

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noun tin·type \-ˌtīp\

Simple Definition of tintype

  • : an old type of photograph that was made on a piece of metal

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tintype

  1. :  ferrotype 1

1864

First Known Use of tintype

1864


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