from The Century Dictionary.
- Covered, overlaid, or coated with tin : as, tinned dishes.
- Packed or preserved in hermetically sealed tins; canned: as, tinned milk; tinned meats.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Covered, or plated, with tin.
- adjective Packed in tin cases; canned.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb Simple past tense and past participle of
- adjective Coated, or plated with tin.
- adjective Packed in a tin
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective sealed in a can or jar
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Basically, fizzy drinks are a slurry of sugar (actually, in tinned soda, it's usually high-fructose corn syrup, which is to sugar as plutonium is to oat muffins) with enough liquid to slide out of the can.
The soup which had been waiting was of the variety known as tinned, an old acquaintance which X. had hoped to have left in the jungle until his return.
I recently bought a copper frying pan and need to have it "tinned".
· Formula and other milks, such as tinned milk or the milk of animals, do not protect babies from disease.
A new soldering iron or one that has been misused will have to be "tinned" before using.
Surfaces to be riveted together should be "tinned" before riveting, to ensure the solder getting a good hold afterwards.
A rod of quartz thus "tinned" can be soldered up to anything to which solder will stick, at once.
It was a very tedious time and as rations were none too plentiful, foraging parties used to go down to the beaches with the hope of collecting any odd dainties, such as tinned chicken or tinned fruit that might be found in the vicinity of the canteens that were being rapidly dismantled.
He found some disagreeable remnants — a watery stew, cold and sodden; a basin half-full of some kind of tinned soup; a chill suet pudding put away on a shelf.
Of the side-lines, such as tinned fish, rice, prunes, oatmeal, etc., what there was of these did not go far to appease the appetites of men used to better fare and having now to undergo hard training.