Definition of tinplate in English:

tinplate

Line breaks: tin|plate
Pronunciation: /ˈtɪnpleɪt
 
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noun

[mass noun]
Sheet steel or iron coated with tin.
More 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.

verb

[with object] (often as adjective tinplated) Back to top  
Coat (an object) with tin: sockets with tinplated phosphor bronze contacts
More 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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