tain

tain

[teyn]
noun
1.
a thin tin plate.
2.
tin foil for the backs of mirrors.

Origin:
1855–60; < French: silvering, foil, aphetic variant of étain tin

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tain (teɪn)
 
n
tinfoil used in backing mirrors
 
[from French, from étain tin, from Old French estain, from Latin stagnum alloy of silver and lead; see stannum]

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