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Definition of Tinker


  1. A mender of brass kettles, pans, and other metal ware.
  2. One skilled in a variety of small mechanical work.
  3. A small mortar on the end of a staff.
  4. A young mackerel about two years old.
  5. The chub mackerel.
  6. The silversides.
  7. A skate.
  8. The razor-billed auk.
  9. To mend or solder, as metal wares; hence, more generally, to mend.
  10. To busy one's self in mending old kettles, pans, etc.; to play the tinker; to be occupied with small mechanical works.

Tinker Quotations

We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we make today.
Henry Ford

From a scientist's perspective, to understand everything that you need to know about human beings, you only have to tinker with all the mechanical parts of genes and the brain until there are no more secrets left.
Deepak Chopra

Stone walls confine a tinker; cold iron binds a witch; but a musician's music can never be fettered, for it lives first in her heart and mind.
Charles de Lint

In an era of parental paranoia, lawsuit mania and testing frenzy, we are failing to inspire our children's curiosity, creativity, and imagination. We are denying them opportunities to tinker, discover, and explore - in short, to play.
Darell Hammond

A lot of children are interested in fairies, especially young girls, and Tinker Bell is the ueber-fairy. She's the pin-up girl of fairies. She's the ultimate fairy, but she's also got a mischievous spirit and she's very strong-willed. I think a lot of youngsters recognize themselves in Tinker Bell.
Michael Sheen
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Tinker Translations

tinker in French is bricolons, bricolez, bricoler, bricolent
tinker in German is basteln, flicken
tinker in Swedish is kittelflickare, fuskare
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