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Definition of Tin

Tin

  1. An elementary substance found as an oxide in the mineral cassiterite, and reduced as a soft white crystalline metal, malleable at ordinary temperatures, but brittle when heated. It is not easily oxidized in the air, and is used chiefly to coat iron to protect it from rusting, in the form of tin foil with mercury to form the reflective surface of mirrors, and in solder, bronze, speculum metal, and other alloys. Its compounds are designated as stannous, or stannic. Symbol Sn (Stannum). Atomic weight 117.4.
  2. Thin plates of iron covered with tin; tin plate.
  3. Money.
  4. To cover with tin or tinned iron, or to overlay with tin foil.

Tin Quotations

He seems determined to make a trumpet sound like a tin whistle.
Aneurin Bevan

The War on Drugs employs millions - politicians, bureaucrats, policemen, and now the military - that probably couldn't find a place for their dubious talents in a free market, unless they were to sell pencils from a tin cup on street corners.
L. Neil Smith

The first Parikrma school started in a slum where there were 70,000 people living below the poverty line. Our first school was on a rooftop of a building inside the slums, a second story building, the only second story building inside the slums. And that rooftop did not have any ceiling, only half a tin sheet. That was our first school.
Shukla Bose

I've spent, I think, close to the last decade effortlessly and magically converting your tin cans into pure gold.
Charlie Sheen

Banning paper and plastic and making shoppers carry their groceries home in their mouths like dogs is just the thing to make a little tin humanist in the Obama West Wing think he's admiral of the Uzbek Navy.
P. J. O'Rourke
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Tin Translations

tin in Afrikaans is blik
tin in Danish is tin, blik
tin in Dutch is blikken
tin in Finnish is pelti
tin in Latin is plumbum album
tin in Norwegian is blikk
tin in Portuguese is estanho, lata
tin in Swedish is tenn, konservburk, bleckburk, burk
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