"tins" in the noun sense
1. tin, Sn, atomic number 50
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
3. canister, cannister, tin
metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour
4. can, tin, tin can
airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
"tins" in the verb sense
plate with tin
2. can, tin, put up
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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