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

  • transitive v. To coat with tin, either by dipping or electroplating.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To coat (something, especially steel sheet) with tin, either by dipping or electroplating.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Sheet-iron coated with tin.


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  • In 1897, a report to the Royal Commission on River Pollution detailed the gross industrial contamination of the Tawe River in Wales, noting that it was polluted by "alkali works, copper works, sulfuric acid liquid, sulfate of iron from tin-plate works, and by slag, cinders and small coal" [2].

    Pollution~ a brief history

  • Wales and Pennsylvania have links dating back to the 19th century when many highly skilled workers from Wales in the farming, slate, steel, coal and later the tin-plate industries went to Pennsylvania seeking higher wages and a better quality of life.

    Coal Recovery -Yeh Right

  • Captain Nemo showed me a tin-plate box, stamped with the French arms, and corroded by the salt water.

    Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

  • Two of Krenn's prizes had never arrived, but many things could have happened, and in tin-plate ships like the Willall, who could tell?

    The Final Reflection

  • Its queen sat in state many leagues away, no longer Osiris incarnate, although he who ruled for her here seemed to think himself some kind of tin-plate, big-chinned god.

    Blood Lines

  • We have received 15 percent of our request for tin-plate, 13.5 percent of tallow, 0 percent of detergents, and 5 percent of soap.

    Proceedings of Fourth PCC Congress Reported

  • In the forepart of the hall were burning four or five wall lights, the reflectors themselves very primitive, simply of tin-plate, which, however, only improved the light and heightened the splendor.

    The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 12

  • In order to obtain such a result, the thin tin-plate disk has to be placed between the two poles of the magnet.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 531, March 6, 1886

  • December, 1887, James Williams was killed by an electric-light shock at the Pontyminister tin-plate works at Bisca, in Wales.

    The American Architect and Building News, Vol. 27, No. 733, January 11, 1890

  • A convenient wheel is made out of tin-plate, i.e. mild steel sheet, about one-thirtieth of an inch thick and seven inches in diameter.

    On Laboratory Arts


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