Crossword clues for tin
- Common alloy component
- "One ___ Soldier" (antiwar song)
- Component of bronze
- Altoids holder
- Major Indonesian export
- Ingredient in Delftware glazing
- Its symbol is Sn
- Shack roof material
- Continuous series
- Cookie store
- ___ plate
- Plate material
- Spice holder
- Contents of a stannary mine
- Kind of soldier
- Cheap roofing material
- Part of bronze
- Composition of Jack Haley's Oz character
- Corrosion-resistant plating
- Biscuit holder
- Like some plates
- Tobacco holder
- Element with the shortest name
- Badge material
- Composition of some stars
- When repeated, hero of children's lit
- Beggar's receptacle
- It might take the cake
- See 61-Down
- Pet food container
- Its atomic symbol is Sn
- Altoids container
- With 63-Down, title boy in a 2011 Spielberg film
- Tuna container
- Part of the alloy britannium
- Sn, to a chemist
- Word with Man or can
- Fancy food container
- Whitesmith's medium
- Material in many camping utensils
- Makeup for a "Wizard of Oz" character?
- Pewter, mostly
- Bit of bronze
- Big Australian export
- Oscar composition, mostly
- Big natural resource in Malaysia
- Gift on a 10th anniversary
- Container whose letters appear in "container"
- About 92% of britannium
- Pie pan material
- Metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour
- Airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
- Star material, maybe
- British container
- Bolivian export
- Malleable metal
- _____ lizzie
- Container metal
- Tenth anniversary gift
- Element #50
- Malaysian export
- Type of type
- 10th anniversary gift
- Solder material
- Kind of foil
- Can material
- Can's composition
- Shanty material
- Food holder
- Faience glaze ingredient
- An Oscar is mostly this
- Like some ears
- Food container
- Some plating
- Old can material
- Soldier material?
- With 12-Down, source of metal for cans
- Word before ear or horn
- Pewter component
- Cake container
- Sold(i)er material
- Indonesian export
- Foil material
- Stannary stock
- Plating metal
- Rustproofing agent
- ___ Lizzie (Model T)
- Plating choice
- Part of the alloy britannia
- Pewter ingredient
- 10th-anniversary metal
- Material for a whitesmith
- Can metal
- Canterbury can
- Some smiths work in it
- Cookie holder
- Pewter, in part
- Sn, chemically speaking
- The ___ Man ("The Wizard of Oz" character)
- Oscar statuette, mostly
- Plating material
- Composition of some cups
- Bronze metal
- ___ foil
- Anniversary gift for the year after pottery
- Cigarette holder
- ___ soldier
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Tin \Tin\, n. [As. tin; akin to D. tin, G. zinn, OHG. zin, Icel. & Dan. tin, Sw. tenn; of unknown origin.]
(Chem.) An elementary substance found as an oxide in the mineral cassiterite, and reduced as a soft silvery-white crystalline metal, with a tinge of yellowish-blue, and a high luster. It is malleable at ordinary temperatures, but brittle when heated. It is softer than gold and can be beaten out into very thin strips called tinfoil. It is ductile at 2120, when it can be drawn out into wire which is not very tenacious; it melts at 4420, and at a higher temperature burns with a brilliant white light. Air and moisture act on tin very slightly. The peculiar properties of tin, especially its malleability, its brilliancy and the slowness with which it rusts make it very serviceable. With other metals it forms valuable alloys, as bronze, gun metal, bell metal, pewter and solder. It is not easily oxidized in the air, and is used chiefly to coat iron to protect it from rusting, in the form of tin foil with mercury to form the reflective surface of mirrors, and in solder, bronze, speculum metal, and other alloys. Its compounds are designated as stannous, or stannic. Symbol Sn (Stannum). Atomic weight 117.4.
Thin plates of iron covered with tin; tin plate.
Block tin (Metal.), commercial tin, cast into blocks, and partially refined, but containing small quantities of various impurities, as copper, lead, iron, arsenic, etc.; solid tin as distinguished from tin plate; -- called also bar tin.
Butter of tin. (Old Chem.) See Fuming liquor of Libavius, under Fuming.
Grain tin. (Metal.) See under Grain.
Salt of tin (Dyeing), stannous chloride, especially so called when used as a mordant.
Stream tin. See under Stream.
Tin cry (Chem.), the peculiar creaking noise made when a bar of tin is bent. It is produced by the grating of the crystal granules on each other.
Tin foil, tin reduced to a thin leaf.
Tin frame (Mining), a kind of buddle used in washing tin ore.
Tin liquor, Tin mordant (Dyeing), stannous chloride, used as a mordant in dyeing and calico printing.
Tin penny, a customary duty in England, formerly paid to tithingmen for liberty to dig in tin mines. [Obs.]
Tin plate, thin sheet iron coated with tin.
Tin pyrites. See Stannite.
Tin \Tin\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tinned; p. pr. & vb. n. Tinning.] To cover with tin or tinned iron, or to overlay with tin foil.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English tin, from Proto-Germanic *tinom (cognates: Middle Dutch and Dutch tin, Old High German zin, German Zinn, Old Norse tin), of unknown origin, not found outside Germanic.\n
\nOther Indo-European languages often have separate words for "tin" as a raw metal and "tin plate;" such as French étain, fer-blanc. Pliny refers to tin as plumbum album "white lead," and for centuries it was regarded as a form of silver debased by lead; hence its figurative use for "mean, petty, worthless." The chemical symbol Sn is from Late Latin stannum (see stannic).\n
\nMeaning "container made of tin" is from 1795. Tin-can is from 1770; as naval slang for "destroyer," by 1937. Tin-type in photography is from 1864. Tin ear "lack of musical discernment" is from 1909. Tin Lizzie "early Ford, especially a Model T," first recorded 1915.
1 Made of tin. 2 Made of galvanised iron or built of corrugated iron. n. 1 (context uncountable English) A malleable, ductile, metallic element, resistant to corrosion, with atomic number 50 and symbol Sn. 2 (context NZ British countable English) An airtight container, made of tin or another metal, used to preserve food. 3 (context countable English) A metal pan used for baking, roasting, etc. 4 (context countable squash English) The bottom part of the front wall, which is "out" if a player strikes it with the squash ball. 5 (context slang dated uncountable English) money v
1 (context transitive English) To place into a tin in order to preserve. 2 (context transitive English) To cover with tin. 3 (context transitive English) To coat with solder in preparation for soldering.
n. a silvery malleable metallic element that resists corrosion; used in many alloys and to coat other metals to prevent corrosion; obtained chiefly from cassiterite where it occurs as tin oxide [syn: Sn, atomic number 50]
TIN may refer to:
- Tax identification number, used for tax purposes in the United States
- Titanium nitride (TiN), a ceramic material
- Triangulated irregular network, a geometric data structure
- Tubulo-interstitial nephritis, a medical condition affecting kidneys
tin is an open source text-based and threaded news client, used to read and post messages on the USENET global communications network.
Tin is a chemical element.
Tin may also refer to:
- Tinplate, tin coated steel
- Tin can, a tinplate container
- Tin box, a boxlike tinplate container
- Coating the leads of an electronic component with solder during hand soldering
- Tin (newsreader), a text-based Usenet client
- Tin, member of the Metal Men
- Titanium nitride (TiN), an extremely hard ceramic material
- Tin, Iran (disambiguation), places in Iran
- At-Tin, the 95th sura of the Qur'an
- In squash (sport), the tin is the bottom part of the front wall, which is "out" if a player strikes it with the ball
- Corrugated galvanised iron, in expressions such as "tin tabernacle" or "tin roof"
- Triangulated irregular network, a digital data structure.
Usage examples of "tin".
Even the steadily increasing snow did not cut into the glare of the lights very much, or change the illusion that the whole works, from the crappy siding to the pair of tin woodstove stacks sticking acrooked out of the roof to the single rusty gas-pump out front, was simply set-dressing.
In the alameda a few small tin foldingtables had been set out and young girls were stringing paper ribbon overhead.
Almost choking, Ben wrenched himself free, and as he staggered back against the partition on which the tin stuff was stacked Alee flung up the counter flap and was on him again.
She refused to lose any more children to tins bloodthirsty war of Arcadian against Katagaria.
He sipped from a tin mug of arrack while Sharpe negotiated the muslin screen and then stood to attention beneath the ridge pole.
The prisoner, as she herself states, this time procured a tin of arsenical weed-killer, of the same brand that was mentioned in the Kidwelly poisoning case.
It is essentially an arsenide of iron, carrying a considerable quantity of tin.
And did I get that tin out in a hurry - and I felt awful, Asey, sneaking about with it!
The black tin weighed by the vanner is supposed to correspond in quality with the black tin returned from the floors of the mine for which he is assaying, but this differs materially in different mines with the nature of the gangue.
It is certainly the most ready and expeditious mode of determining the commercial value of a parcel of tin ore, which, after all, is the main object of all assaying operations.
I found an assegai, cleaned it in the ground which it needed, and opening one of the tins, lay down in a tuft of grass by a dead man, or rather between him and some Zulus whom he had killed, and devoured its contents.
The constantly increasing accumulation of pieces of machinery, big brass castings, block tin, casks, crates, and packages of innumerable articles, by their demands for space, necessitated the sacrifice of most of the slighter partitions of the house, and the beams and flooring of the upper chambers were also mercilessly sawn away by the tireless scientist in such a way as to convert them into mere shelves and corner brackets of the atrial space between cellars and rafters.
He also had carmine, vermilion, a useful tin yellow and two blues, azurite and what he claimed to be lapis which he sold us at an extortionate price.
Cookie tins at the bakeware store in the mall, a store I adored, would be way too expensive.
As they proceeded, he marked roughly on the side of his tin baler, with the point of a pin borrowed from Helen, the form of the coast line.