Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A positive photograph made directly on an iron plate varnished with a thin sensitized film. Also called tintype.
  • n. The process by which such photographs are made.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an early photographic process in which the image is made on an iron plate having a sensitized surface film

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A photographic picture taken on an iron plate by a collodion process; -- familiarly called tintype.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of positive photograph, so called because the sensitive film is laid on a sheet of enameled iron or tin; a tintype. The plate is exposed in the camera and then developed in the ordinary way.

Etymologies

ferro- + -type (Wiktionary)

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