tin·​ware | \ ˈtin-ˌwer How to pronounce tinware (audio) \

Definition of tinware

: articles and especially utensils made of tinplate

Examples of tinware in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many of these lanterns were tinware, which was affordable and could travel well. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, 10 June 2021 Watch fashion shows and hear period music, or shop for supplies that range from the mid-1700s through the American Western frontier, such as tinware, beads, forged iron and fur. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 Feb. 2020 Winners who came to claim their prizes received empty bottles or blackened tinware from the store’s inventory of old junk. Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 29 July 2019

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First Known Use of tinware

1758, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tinware was in 1758

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“Tinware.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tinware. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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