tin·​smith | \ ˈtin-ˌsmith How to pronounce tinsmith (audio) \

Definition of tinsmith

: a worker who makes or repairs things of sheet metal (such as tinplate)

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Other Words from tinsmith

tinsmithing \ ˈtin-​ˌsmi-​thiŋ How to pronounce tinsmith (audio) \ noun

Examples of tinsmith in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "How to Start Canning at Home," 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, "It's still a mystery today: What set off an explosion in St. Louis Cathedral in 1909?," 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, "In 'Copper, Iron, and Clay,' Port Washington writer describes how she became a coppersmith," 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, "Check out the first-ever electric car designed by Porsche, the 1898 P1," 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, "Culinary school cooks up excitement at Silver Dollar City," 30 July 2019 His father is the town tinsmith, and Henri plans to follow in his footsteps. María Gainza, Harper's magazine, "Both Sides Now," 10 May 2019 Placerville’s occupations in 1865 included a butcher, four bakers, a tinsmith, five carpenters, two lumber dealers, two boot and shoemakers, three stable keepers, four blacksmiths, four jewelers and five general storekeepers. Arthur Hart, idahostatesman, "Idaho’s mining towns had some interesting saloon names, fleeting businesses, tooth decay | Idaho Statesman," 7 Apr. 2018 Everhart bought it from the granddaughter of the first owner, Charles A. Gauss, a tinsmith who also ran an unsuccessful mayoral campaign. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "One-of-a-kind view for $1.5M: Downtown Victorian gem with 2 homes and modern touches," 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of tinsmith

1812, in the meaning defined above

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“Tinsmith.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tinsmith. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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tin·​smith | \ ˈtin-ˌsmith How to pronounce tinsmith (audio) \

Kids Definition of tinsmith

: a worker in tin or sometimes other metals

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