tin plate

noun
thin iron or steel sheet coated with tin.
Also, tinplate.
Also called tin.


Origin:
1670–80

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tin-plate

[tin-pleyt]
verb (used with object), tin-plated, tin-plating.
to coat (iron or steel sheet) with tin.

Origin:
1885–90

tin-plater, noun
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tin plate
 
n
1.  thin steel sheet coated with a layer of tin that protects the steel from corrosion
 
vb
2.  (tr) to coat (a metal or object) with a layer of tin, usually either by electroplating or by dipping in a bath of molten tin
 
'tin-plater
 
n

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Example sentences
Arrange on a tin plate covered with cheesecloth, fold cheesecloth over fillets, and cook in steamer fifteen minutes.
Such tin plate over steel is used in the so-called tin can for preserving food.
Flat-rolled steel products coated with tin are known as tin plate.
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