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English definition of “tin”

tin

noun
 
 
/tɪn/
METAL CONTAINER [C] UK (UK/US can) B1 a metal container in which food is sold: a tin of beans/soupPreserving and storing food
CONTAINER WITH LID [C] mainly UK B2 a metal container with a lid that you keep food or other substances in: a biscuit tin a paint tinPreserving and storing food
COOKING EQUIPMENT [C] UK (US pan) a flat pan that you cook food in: a roasting tinPots and pans
METAL [U] a soft, silver metal that is often combined with other metals or used to cover them (symbol Sn)Metals and metalworkingChemical elements
(Definition of tin from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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