Definition of tin snips in English:

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tin snips

(also tinsnips)

plural noun

A pair of clippers for cutting sheet metal.
Example sentences
  • A camera with multiple lenses duplicated the image on a sizable sheet of iron, which could then be cut up with tinsnips, yielding six pictures for twenty-five cents.
  • Measure along the sides and the top of the door jamb and cut the spring metal to the correct length with tinsnips.
  • Available with straight or curve blades, these tinsnips are intended for light duty work.

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