Meaning of tin

Definition of tin

(noun) 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
a vessel (box, can, pan, etc.) made of tinplate and used mainly in baking
metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour
(verb) plate with tin
preserve in a can or tin; "tinned foods are not very tasty"
prepare (a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface

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