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tinfoil

[tin-foil] /ˈtɪnˌfɔɪl/
noun
1.
tin, or an alloy of tin and lead, in the form of a thin sheet, much used as a wrapping for drugs, foods, tobacco, etc.
Also called, British, silver paper.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English tynfoile. See tin, foil2
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British Dictionary definitions for tin foil

tinfoil

/ˈtɪnˌfɔɪl/
noun
1.
thin foil made of tin or an alloy of tin and lead
2.
thin foil made of aluminium; used for wrapping foodstuffs
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Word Origin and History for tin foil

tinfoil

n.

late 15c., from tin (n.) + foil (n.).

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