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tin·foil

also tin foil  (tĭn′foil′)
n.
A thin, pliable sheet of aluminum or of tin-lead alloy, used as a protective wrapping.
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tinfoil

(ˈtɪnˌfɔɪl)
n
1. (Metallurgy) thin foil made of tin or an alloy of tin and lead
2. (Cookery) thin foil made of aluminium; used for wrapping foodstuffs
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tin•foil

(ˈtɪnˌfɔɪl)

n.
tin, or an alloy of tin and lead, in the form of a thin sheet, used as a wrapping for foods, drugs, etc.
[1425–75]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tinfoil - foil made of tin or an alloy of tin and lead
foil - a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal; "the photographic film was wrapped in foil"
atomic number 50, Sn, tin - a silvery malleable metallic element that resists corrosion; used in many alloys and to coat other metals to prevent corrosion; obtained chiefly from cassiterite where it occurs as tin oxide
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Translations
صَفيحَة مَعْدَنِيَّه، وَرَق فِضّيوَرَقٌ فِضِّيّ
staniolhliníková fólie
sølvpapir
folio
alufolija
alufólia
álpappír
アルミ箔
은박지
aluminiumfolie
แผ่นอลูมิเนียมที่ใช้ในครัว
giấy thiếc

tinfoil

[ˈtɪnfɔɪl] Npapel m de estaño
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tinfoil

[ˈtɪnfɔɪl] npapier m d'étain
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tinfoil

n (= wrapping)Stanniolpapier nt; (= aluminium foil)Aluminiumfolie f
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tinfoil

[ˈtɪnˌfɔɪl] n(carta) stagnola
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

tin

(tin) noun
1. an element, a silvery white metal. Is that box made of tin or steel?
2. (also can) a container, usually for food, made of ˈtin-plate, thin sheets of iron covered with tin or other metal. a tin of fruit; a biscuit-tin.
adjective
made of tin or tin-plate. a tin plate
tinned adjective
(of food) sealed in a tin for preservation etc. tinned foods.
ˈtinfoil noun
tin or other metal in the form of very thin sheets, used for wrapping etc. I'm going to bake the ham in tinfoil.
ˈtin-opener noun
(American ˈcan-opener) any of several types of tool or device for opening tins of food.
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tinfoil

وَرَقٌ فِضِّيّ hliníková fólie sølvpapir Aluminiumfolie ασημόχαρτο papel de aluminio folio papier d’aluminium alufolija stagnola アルミ箔 은박지 aluminiumfolie aluminiumsfolie folia aluminiowa papel de alumínio, papel de alumíno оловянная фольга aluminiumfolie แผ่นอลูมิเนียมที่ใช้ในครัว kalay yaldızı giấy thiếc 锡箔纸
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When the he caught them he kicked them in the backside and hit them with the tinfoil tray.
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