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uk   us   /tɪn/

tin noun (METAL)

C2 (symbol Sn) [U] a chemical element that is a silver-coloured metal, often combined with other metals or used to cover and protect other metals
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tin noun (CONTAINER)

B1 [C] UK (UK and US also can, tin can) a closed metal container in which food is sold: a tin of beans piles of soup tinsB1 [C] UK (US can) the contents of a tin, or the amount of something a tin contains: The children ate two tins of beans. We used four tins of paint when we painted the ceiling.B2 [C] UK (US cookie jar) a metal container with a lid used for keeping cakes or biscuits: a biscuit tinB2 [C] UK (US can) a cylindrical metal container with a lid used for keeping liquid substances such as paint: a tin of paint [C] UK (US pan) a metal container without a lid used for cooking food in the oven: Put both cake tins in the oven for half an hour. [C] Australian English a closed metal container in which beer is sold: a tin of beer
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