Definition of Tin can
1. Noun. Informal term for a destroyer.
2. Noun. Airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc..
Specialized synonyms: Beer Can, Caddy, Tea Caddy, Cannikin, Coffee Can, Milk Can, Oilcan, Soda Can
Generic synonyms: Container
Derivative terms: Can, Tin
Definition of Tin can
1. Noun. a container, usually cylindrical, made out of sheet metal coated with tin ¹
2. Noun. (''as a misnomer'') a container, usually cylindrical, made out of sheet metal coated with aluminum ¹
3. Noun. (nautical) a destroyer ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Tin can
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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"A patent was granted them in 1825 on the use of the tin can, or "case* as it was then ... So was born the tin can that now is scattered in every direction, ..."
2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"This tumbler F and tin can В were made and used in 1867 or 1868. ... That tin can is said to have l>een covered with a bladder across this end. tied on with ..."
3. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1919)
"At the same time, information ought to be forthcoming as to how tin can be conserved; with tin selling at 80 c. per pound, more or less, ..."
4. A Text-book of Coal-mining by Herbert William Hughes (1892)
"of the bonnet can be left to the last minute, and until the miner has satisfied himself that all the parts are in their proper position. tin can Davy. ..."
5. Through the Kalahari Desert: A Narrative of a Journey with Gun, Camera, and by William Hunt, G. Antonio Farini (1886)
"... Det es nie hotel nie "—Froude's " Honest Boer "—An oasis— Disappointing "mine host"—Fording the Mud River—Tin- can houses—" Tin Town," alias Kimberley. ..."
6. Workers of the Nation: An Encyclopedia of the Occupations of the American by Gilson Willets (1903)
"... Automobiles—Manufacture of Electric Motors for Street Railways—The tin can Industry—Flax, Hemp and Jute Products—The Cordage and Twine Industries—Roads ..."