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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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He was so fastidious and prim about his place that a boy would go to a good deal of trouble to throw a dead cat into his back yard, or to dump a sackful of tin cans in his alley.
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.
You can wrap your Ekuru up in leaves, tin cans or nylon depending on preference.
We took as much pleasure in our priceless collections of tin cans then as children do now in their vast collections of Lego, Star Wars figures, Nerf guns and dolls.
I wandered lonely as a shroud Among the dark satanic mills When all at once I saw a crowd A host of dirty windowsills Beside the road, beneath the eaves Gathering dust from the passing leaves Continuous as the litter piles Tin cans, glass splinters, half-smoked fags Bus tickets, wrappers, broken tiles And rustling, crispless empty bags A hundred saw I at a glance Revealed by the sunbeam's sparkling dance The curtains by them drooped, but they Outdid the grimy drapes in glee A poet just could not be gay In such a murky company
She distributed tin cans to her fellow volunteer housewives with an appeal for people to drop their coins to feed the children of Marawi.
Halsey, a destroyer man himself, was the true champion of the tin cans.
In my garden, we save our tin cans, cut off one end completely with a regular can opener, and cut off the other end just enough to open it.
emballages recyclable household: paperboard and cardboards for packaging, bricks, bottles and bottles, tin cans, aluminum cans, .
Six benches are to be made out of tin cans as part of the 'Pafos 2017′ cultural capital's environment programme, according to Artistic Director Georgia Doetzer.
If you use tin cans, remove the paper and wash the tin thoroughly to rid it of any dirt or glue.