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  • n. Alternative spelling of tin plate.
  • v. Alternative spelling of tin plate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To plate or coat with tin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a thin sheet of metal (iron or steel) coated with tin to prevent rusting; used especially for cans, pots, and tins


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  • Cans for food, aerosol sprays and many other consumer goods are made from "tinplate," sheets of steel covered in a thin layer of tin.

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  • Along with that have grown up a number of subsidiary industries, such as tinplate, wire and wire nails, and so on.


  • We expect higher raw material cost to continue in the near-term, driven by the lag effect of higher oil prices from earlier periods, as well as recent increases in other input cost such as tinplate and some other chemicals. The Ad-Free Personal Finance Blogs Aggregator

  • But the workers simply sat over their meals with empty tinplate eyes and hands smeared with oil.

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  • These trains are still a going concern in the States, and their now unusual three-rail tinplate tracks are still in our loft.

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  • Pub purists might quibble with the cafe-bar furniture and the tinplate paintings of Thai landscapes, but, in all other respects, the Vine Thai fulfils its brief.

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  • Still, by the later years of the 19th century the workshops of Nuremberg were turning out thousands of tinplate warships for the British middle-classes.

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  • From there, he moved onto Japanese-made toy robots and large scale cars (made of tinplate, battery-powered or wind-ups, the most popular brand being Modern Toys - the Masudaya label of toy makers, with origins spanning back to the 1700s).

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  • Bonhams A tinplate blue limousine driven by a chauffeur estimate: £ 300- £ 500.

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  • Among the tinplate items will be a stately little number in a blue limousine driven by a uniformed chauffeur estimate: £ 300- £ 500.

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