Definition of tinplate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtinplāt/
(also tin plate)


Sheet steel or iron coated with tin.
Example sentences
  • Coal and coke transformed the industry and a specialization developed in coated steel plate, tinplate, and galvanized sheet.
  • On the other hand, the pine, ash, iron, tinplate, metal type, and tools with which we worked at Eastfield seemed very real indeed.
  • Nominal coating thickness for equally coated tinplate range from 0.38 to 1.54 m on each surface.


[with object] (often as adjective tinplated or tin-plated)
Coat (an object) with tin.
Example sentences
  • Containers used for aerosols are typically made of either tinplated steel or aluminum because of their superior strength.
  • The original flat sheet of tinplated steel can be coated with a protective lacquer on the inside.
  • By its design, the traditional failure mode in tinplated connections, fretting corrosion, is prevented.

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Syllabification: tin·plate

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