Definitions

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

  • n. One that makes and repairs things made of light metal.

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  • n. a person who makes or repairs things with tin or similar alloys

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who works in tin; a tinner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A worker in tin-plate; a maker of tinware.

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

  • n. someone who makes or repairs tinware

Etymologies

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tin + smith

Examples

  • It was easy to see that the tinsmith was a kind hearted man, as well as a merry and agreeable one.

    The Tin Woodman of Oz

  • The age is wrong, and he appears to have a different wife, but his place of birth and those of his parents are correct, and he was a "tinsmith," just like our Oliver.

    Genealogue Challenge #118

  • He was also an able tinsmith and a skilled carpenter.

    Luck, Wealth, and Immigration, David Henderson | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • A high-school dropout (his father was a tinsmith, his mother a maid), Weiss took boxing lessons before going to night school at City College of New York.

    Too Soon Old, Too Late Wise

  • Lim Huck Chin/Fernando Jorge Examples of the craft of tinsmith Yong Sit Chuan, who was born in the tinsmith workshop that his father founded in the early 1920s.

    Scenes From Malacca

  • Lim Huck Chin/Fernando Jorge for The Wall Street Journal Some businesses in Malacca have held unyieldingly to their past: Yong Heng Hin, for instance, was founded in the late 1800s and is the oldest functioning tinsmith in Malacca; it is now in fourth-generation hands.

    Scenes From Malacca

  • James likes the tin cup best because he can use it and he spent a lot of time watching the tinsmith those two days.

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • He stood almost directly in front of the shop of Zabyl, the tinsmith, and he turned to take in the small leaded-glass windows, but, clean as the glass was, the display space was empty, as it had always been.

    Ordermaster

  • Few of the aristocrats of the Jolly Seventeen attended the humble folk-meets of the Baptist and Methodist church suppers, where the Willis Woodfords, the Dillons, the Champ Perrys, Oleson the butcher, Brad Bemis the tinsmith, and Deacon Pierson found release from loneliness.

    Main Street

  • And Antoine, the good fat tinsmith so polite at the theatre!

    The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

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