tinplate

1 of 2

noun

tin·​plate ˈtin-ˈplāt How to pronounce tinplate (audio)
: thin sheet iron or steel coated with tin

tin-plate

2 of 2

verb

tin-plated; tin-plating; tin-plates

transitive verb

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

Examples of tinplate in a Sentence

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Noun
But the tinplate was a problem. Liza Weisstuch, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Oct. 2020 The latter are suspended from a bit of metalwork, often made of brass or tinplate, of the type known as tole. Curbed, 13 July 2022 South Korea began with tinplate, plywood and textiles. The Economist, 5 Dec. 2019
Verb
These minerals likely came from the tin-plated can the powder was stored in and the equipment and water supply used during that time period. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 28 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1677, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tinplate was in 1677

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Cite this Entry

“Tinplate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tinplate. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

tinplate

noun
tin·​plate ˈtin-ˈplāt How to pronounce tinplate (audio)
: thin sheet iron or steel coated with tin
tin-plate verb

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