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  • n. A can of beer.
  • n. A small open aluminium boat.
  • n. Small package of drugs wrapped in foil.


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  • By then, the only way out was in the "tinnie" - a small aluminium boat usually reserved for fishing on the nearby Fitzroy River. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • NBOB..y better make sure that tinnie has a lotta fuel…to get a loooong way away.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Big Mo.

  • One local, out in his tinnie with what must be the world's fattest dog, waves over at us and rubs his fingers and thumbs together in the international sign for cash.


  • Gavin Jowitt for The Wall Street Journal Some of the older locals use the Postman to get around, but the standard form of transportation for people living along the Hawkesbury is a "tinnie."

    Slow Boat to Spencer

  • To become True Blue you must eat a red hot pie in one hand and skink a tinnie or two of beers in the other and drive a ute your pick up trucks.

    From Hankies to Hanky-Panky: Porn and Product Placement

  • Man missing in Murray River tinnie capsize EMERGENCY services of two states are searching for a man missing after his tinnie overturned on the Murray River. | Top Stories

  • He had been fishing with another man in a tinnie when they got into trouble about | Top Stories

  • They don't offer whale-watching tours, but if you go out in a tinnie you may be surprised at what you see. | Top Stories

  • Local SES area controller Trevor Snodgrass said the pair were on a camping trip when their tinnie got beached on a river bank late on Friday. | Top Stories

  • "She walked about 1km to wave down another boat which couldn't reach their beached tinnie," | Top Stories


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  • Australian slang - a small boat made from aluminium.

    Edit: also seen as tinny.

    "A teenage boy has spent the night sitting in his tinny waiting to be rescued after getting into trouble on a short boat trip on the New South Wales central coast. The 16-year-old lives on a part of the Hawkesbury River not accessible by road. He took his tinny out at about 10.00pm (AEST), to pick up his sister who was finishing a shift at the Mooney Mooney Workers Club."

    - Missing teen spends cold night in tinny,, 24 June 2009.

    March 23, 2008

  • can (tin) of beer

    December 19, 2006