tin·​smith ˈtin-ˌsmith How to pronounce tinsmith (audio)
: a worker who makes or repairs things of sheet metal (such as tinplate)
tinsmithing noun

Examples of tinsmith in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And at various times over a century and a half, those who lived there also shared some of the space with a spiritualist temple, a tinsmith’s shop and now an artist’s gallery. Robert Higgs, cleveland, 5 Dec. 2022 Most of her business marketing has been via word of mouth, or occasionally when someone is specifically looking for a coppersmith for their custom project or a tinsmith to re-tin their copper cookware. Alison Coleman, Forbes, 10 May 2021 Ever since an American tinsmith named John Landis Mason invented his home-canning container in 1858, Mason Jars (aka Ball Jars) have been the standard for this essential kitchen pastime. The Editors, Outdoor Life, 21 Aug. 2019 Rewards were offered, and the police picked up a couple of immigrants — Sicilians, one a tinsmith and the other a tinkerer — and held them for questioning. Mike Scott, NOLA.com, 8 Dec. 2020 Dahmen interviews fellow craftspeople and entrepreneurs, including tinsmith Bob Bartelme, her longtime mentor who's become a friend and an honorary grandparent to her three children. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Apr. 2020 Further Reading The Porsche Taycan—every bit as good as a $200,000 Porsche should be As a young man, Ferdinand Porsche was fascinated by electricity and chose not to follow in the footsteps of his small-town tinsmith father. Adam Kaslikowski, Ars Technica, 4 Feb. 2020 The Culinary and Craft School is also notable because of the handcrafted construction by woodworkers, tinsmiths and glassblowers in the park. Diana Lambdin Meyer, Dallas News, 30 July 2019 His father is the town tinsmith, and Henri plans to follow in his footsteps. María Gainza, Harper's magazine, 10 May 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tinsmith was in 1812

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“Tinsmith.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tinsmith. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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tin·​smith ˈtin-ˌsmith How to pronounce tinsmith (audio)
: a worker in tin or sometimes other metals
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