from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

ferro- + -type



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