tinplate

noun
tin·​plate | \ ˈtin-ˈplāt How to pronounce tinplate (audio) \

Definition of tinplate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: thin sheet iron or steel coated with tin

tin-plate

verb
\ ˈtin-ˈplāt How to pronounce tin-plate (audio) \
tin-plated; tin-plating; tin-plates

Definition of tin-plate (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to plate or coat (something, such as a metal sheet) with tin

Examples of tinplate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun South Korea began with tinplate, plywood and textiles. The Economist, "Global tradeIt has become harder for the Asian tigers to prosper through exports," 5 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of tinplate

Noun

1677, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tinplate was in 1677

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“Tinplate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tinplate. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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tinplate

noun
tin·​plate | \ ˈtin-ˈplāt How to pronounce tinplate (audio) \

Kids Definition of tinplate

: thin steel sheets covered with tin

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