Definition of tinner in English:

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tinner

Pronunciation: /ˈtɪnə/

noun

A tin miner or tinsmith.
Example sentences
  • A bard of the Cornish Gorsedd, Gundry published Songs and dances of Cornwall in 1966, and used Cornish subjects, and folk-song material, in his operas The tinners of Cornwall and the comic opera The logan rock.
  • The floor-men are laying the floor, the tinners are tinning the roof, the masons are calling for mortar.
  • 100 years ago: A former tinner from Scarborough, who became a national cause celebre after he stole a turnip from a field whilst desperately poor, was in the news again.

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