Tamil Dictionary definitions for Tin
Tin : ஈயம், தகரம்
Tin : ஈயம்,ஈயம்,தகரம்,தகரம்
- 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.
- Thin plates of iron covered with tin; tin plate.
Transitive verb. To cover with tin or tinned iron, or to overlay with tin foil.