Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the civil war in the United States, a gunboat protected by very light plating of metal, used on the western rivers.
- adj. Clad in tin or tin-coated metal.
- n. historical A lightly armored river steamer used in the US Civil War.
- tin + clad (Wiktionary)
“The survivors rounded the bend easily enough, with the one casualtybeing my ship (damned tinclad, anyway!).”
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