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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a chemical element that has fifty protons in each nucleus and that occurs in pure form as a malleable, corrosion-resistant, silvery white metal solid darkening to gray below about thirteen degrees Celsius, used in a variety of alloys such as bronze and pewter and as corrosion-resistant plating and solder. (symbol: Sn)
definition 2: thin sheet iron or steel plated with tin.
definition 3: a sealed and pressurized metal container for food and other perishables.
a tin of sardines
definition 4: a lightweight metal container with an easily removable lid, used primarily for storing foods that are not refrigerated.
a cookie tin
definition 5: a metal container used for baking foods such as cakes and muffins; pan.
Pour the batter into the tin and bake for thirty minutes.
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: made of tin or tin plate.
definition 2: seeming valuable; counterfeit.
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tins, tinning, tinned
definition: to cover or coat with tin or a tin alloy.
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