TIN: • (n.) An elementary substance found as an oxide in the mineral
cassiterite, and reduced as a soft white crystalline metal, malleable
at ordinary temperatures, but brittle when heated. 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. • (n.) Thin plates of iron covered with tin; tin plate. • (n.) Money. • (v. t.) To cover with tin or tinned iron, or to overlay with tin
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