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Thin sheet iron or steel coated with tin to prevent rusting, used especially to make cans and pots.
(Metallurgy) thin steel sheet coated with a layer of tin that protects the steel from corrosion
(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
thin iron or steel sheet coated with tin.
tin′-plate`, v.t. -plat•ed, -plat•ing.
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|Noun||1.||tin 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