noun. a thin sheet of metal (iron or steel) coated with tin to prevent rusting; used especially for cans, pots, and tins.
- sheet metal
Example sentences of the word tinplate
The bottom of the can is aluminum, while the cap is tinplate steel.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Anvils were made with curves and small dips to hammer bends into tinplate, such as the dip of a spoon or the walls of a bucket.