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1. A type of paper-thin tin plate.
2. Tinfoil used as a backing for mirrors.
[French, alteration of étain, tin, from Late Latin stannum; see stannic.]
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(Metallurgy) tinfoil used in backing mirrors
[from French, from étain tin, from Old French estain, from Latin stagnum alloy of silver and lead; see stannum]
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