tin can


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tin can

n.
1. A container of tin-coated sheet metal used especially for preserving food.
2. Informal A naval destroyer.

tin can

n
(Cookery) a metal food container, esp when empty

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n.
2. Slang. a naval destroyer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tin can - informal term for a destroyer
destroyer, guided missile destroyer - a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship
2.tin can - airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.tin can - airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
beer can - a can that holds beer
caddy, tea caddy - a can for storing tea
cannikin - a small can
coffee can - a can for storing ground coffee
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
milk can - large can for transporting milk
oilcan - a can with a long nozzle to apply oil to machinery
soda can - a can for holding soft drinks
Translations

tin can

n
(Blech)dose f, → (Blech)büchse f
(US, Naut inf, = destroyer) → Zerstörer m

tin can

n (empty) → barattolo or scatola (di latta)
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Great was the clatter of knives and pewter plates and tin cans when Adam entered the house, but there was no hum of voices to this accompaniment: the eating of excellent roast beef, provided free of expense, was too serious a business to those good farm- labourers to be performed with a divided attention, even if they had had anything to say to each other--which they had not.
The other two nodded a descent from similar fathers, and elevated their tin cans of alcohol.
During summer vacations, my favorite place to sleep is inside a giant tin can.
6 minutes for tuna in curry medium and packed in tin can (figures 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B).
According to Minister for industry and trade of Mozambique, Armando Inroga, the tin can factory will be located in Maputo, because 65% of the companies who are in requirement of the end product are based in or around the capital.
This launched BPA as a leading ingredient in consumer products, bringing this estrogen mimic, like a Trojan Horse, into every home in the form of baby bottles and tin can linings.
British merchant Peter Durand, meanwhile, patents the tin can as a food container.
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They called them the Tin Can Tourists, or maybe that's what they called themselves.
That's when Ezra Daggett and Thomas Kensett were granted a patent for the tin can.
I can't count the times I've caught myself carrying stuff to the recycle bin by putting a tin can inside a cereal box, and a plastic bottle inside those.
When patrons ordered a "Chicken Cock," waiters would present the tin can tableside and ceremoniously open it to reveal the bottle of Chicken Cock Whiskey inside.