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Tin meaning

tin - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Money.
  2. 2. An elementary substance found as an oxide in the mineral cassiterite, and reduced as a soft white crystalline metal, malleable at ordinary temperatures, but brittle when heated. It is not easily oxidized in the air, and is used chiefly to coat iron to protect it from rusting, in the form of tin foil with mercury to form the reflective surface of mirrors, and in solder, bronze, speculum metal, and other alloys. Its compounds are designated as stannous, or stannic. Symbol Sn ( Stannum). Atomic weight 117. 4.
  3. 3. To cover with tin or tinned iron, or to overlay with tin foil.
  4. 4. A white malleable metal; thin plate of iron covered with tin.
  5. 5. To cover with tin.

tin - examples of usage

  1. Put them on a buttered baking tin into a slow oven, and let them bake gently for five or six hours.
  2. " That man who did the talking is a tin- horn gambler who drifted in a month ago, the same as Runnion, and the others ain't much better," said Gale, when they had gone.
  3. I handed him the bottle and the little tin cup. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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