tin·​work | \ ˈtin-ˌwərk How to pronounce tinwork (audio) \

Definition of tinwork

: work in tin

Examples of tinwork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gibson kept the original tile floor and tinwork ceiling in the sunroom. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, 25 Sep. 2020 There’s a mural with Louis Armstrong, tinwork on the ceiling, a black-and-white-checkerboard tile floor, and a booth fashioned from parts of a ’57 Chevy. Jonathan Hunley, Washington Post, 5 June 2017

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First Known Use of tinwork

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Tinwork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tinwork. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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