tin·​work ˈtin-ˌwərk How to pronounce tinwork (audio)
: work in tin

Example Sentences

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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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tinwork was circa 1934

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“Tinwork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tinwork. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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