Meaning of “tin” - Learner’s Dictionary

tin

noun uk us /tɪn/
METAL CONTAINER [ C ] UK (UK/US can)

B1 a metal container in which food is sold:

a tin of beans/soup
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 tin
COOKING EQUIPMENT [ C ] UK (US pan)

a flat pan that you cook food in:

a roasting tin
METAL [ U ]

a soft, silver metal that is often combined with other metals or used to cover them (symbol Sn)

(Definition of “tin” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)