tin plate


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tin plate

n.
Thin sheet iron or steel coated with tin to prevent rusting, used especially to make cans and pots.

tin plate

n
(Metallurgy) thin steel sheet coated with a layer of tin that protects the steel from corrosion
vb
(Metallurgy) (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
ˈtin-ˌplater n

tin′ plate`

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n.
thin iron or steel sheet coated with tin.
tin′-plate`, v.t. -plat•ed, -plat•ing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tin plate - a thin sheet of metal (iron or steel) coated with tin to prevent rustingtin plate - a thin sheet of metal (iron or steel) coated with tin to prevent rusting; used especially for cans, pots, and tins
sheet metal - sheet of metal formed into a thin plate
tin - a vessel (box, can, pan, etc.) made of tinplate and used mainly in baking
tinware - articles of commerce made of tin plate
References in classic literature ?
Jim can do that; and when he wants to send any little common ordinary mysterious message to let the world know where he's captivated, he can write it on the bottom of a tin plate with a fork and throw it out of the window.
Why, half the time you can't read anything a prisoner writes on a tin plate, or anywhere else.
I wondered awhile, but soon I began to long for a tin plate, and some bacon and beans.
On one of the door-posts at this inn, was a tin plate, whereon was inscribed in characters of gold, 'Doctor Crocus;' and on a sheet of paper, pasted up by the side of this plate, was a written announcement that Dr.
They had brought him his supper, which was "duffers and dope"--being hunks of dry bread on a tin plate, and coffee, called "dope" because it was drugged to keep the prisoners quiet.
She fried potato dollars and onions in the same pan, but separately, and set them on top of the coffee pot in the tin plate she was to eat from, covering it with Billy's inverted plate.
Sometimes a portion of our family would eat out of the skillet or pot, while some one else would eat from a tin plate held on the knees, and often using nothing but the hands with which to hold the food.
This gorgeous enamel-coated tin plate features a pretty love birds design in black.
She also fears that he came into contact with asbestos at the now dissolved Granville Tin Plate Company, and the Birmingham Ministry of Works.
to manufacture tin plate to meet growing demand for food and beverage cans.
The machine drowned out my attempts at clanking the spoon into the plate as hard as I could, to make it sound like I was eating off of a tin plate, but I never felt quite satisfied.