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Pail vs. Tin

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Pailnoun

A vessel of wood, tin, plastic, etc., usually cylindrical and having a handle -- used especially for carrying liquids, for example water or milk; a bucket (sometimes with a cover).

‘The milkmaid carried a pail of milk in each hand.’;

Tinnoun

(uncountable) A malleable, ductile, metallic element, resistant to corrosion, with atomic number 50 and symbol Sn.

Pailnoun

(In technical use) A closed (covered) cylindrical shipping container.

Tinnoun

An airtight container, made of tin or another metal, used to preserve food.

Pailnoun

A vessel of wood or tin, etc., usually cylindrical and having a bail, - used esp. for carrying liquids, as water or milk, etc.; a bucket. It may, or may not, have a cover.

Tinnoun

(countable) A metal pan used for baking, roasting, etc.

‘muffin tin’; ‘roasting tin’;

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Pailnoun

a roughly cylindrical that is vessel open at the top

Tinnoun

The bottom part of the front wall, which is "out" if a player strikes it with the ball.

Pailnoun

the quantity contained in a pail

Tinnoun

money

Tinnoun

Computer hardware.

Tinadjective

Made of tin.

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Tinadjective

Made of galvanised iron or built of corrugated iron.

Tinverb

(transitive) To place into a tin in order to preserve.

Tinverb

(transitive) To cover with tin.

Tinverb

(transitive) To coat with solder in preparation for soldering.

Tinnoun

An elementary substance found as an oxide in the mineral cassiterite, and reduced as a soft silvery-white crystalline metal, with a tinge of yellowish-blue, and a high luster. It is malleable at ordinary temperatures, but brittle when heated. It is softer than gold and can be beaten out into very thin strips called tinfoil. It is ductile at 2120, when it can be drawn out into wire which is not very tenacious; it melts at 4420, and at a higher temperature burns with a brilliant white light. Air and moisture act on tin very slightly. The peculiar properties of tin, especially its malleability, its brilliancy and the slowness with which it rusts make it very serviceable. With other metals it forms valuable alloys, as bronze, gun metal, bell metal, pewter and solder. It is not easily oxidized in the air, and is used chiefly to coat iron to protect it from rusting, in the form of tin foil with mercury to form the reflective surface of mirrors, and in solder, bronze, speculum metal, and other alloys. Its compounds are designated as stannous, or stannic. Symbol Sn (Stannum). Atomic weight 117.4.

Tinnoun

Thin plates of iron covered with tin; tin plate.

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Tinnoun

Money.

Tinverb

To cover with tin or tinned iron, or to overlay with tin foil.

Tinnoun

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

Tinnoun

metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour

Tinnoun

airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.

Tinverb

plate with tin

Tinverb

preserve in a can or tin;

‘tinned foods are not very tasty’;

Tinverb

prepare (a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface

Tin

Tin is a chemical element with the symbol Sn (from Latin: stannum) and atomic number 50. Tin is a silvery metal that characteristically has a faint yellow hue.

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