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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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.
Modern children have almost unlimited access to them and would look on a tin can as something that belongs in the trash.
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Then draw a letter or image with a marker and punch holes into the tin can with your hammer and nail.
6 minutes for tuna in curry medium and packed in tin can (figures 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B).
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.
Around town, Nash has become known as the tin can lady.
Illuminated by white projections, these pieces constituted a thoughtful speculation on the finite quality of life and on the continual inducement to look beyond its opacity, to accept the apparent simplicity of the material, whether moonlight, salt, wood, a ball, or a tin can.
They called them the Tin Can Tourists, or maybe that's what they called themselves.