- 1[uncountable] (symbol Sn) a chemical element. Tin is a soft silver-white metal that is often mixed with other metals or used to cover them to prevent them from rusting a tin mine a tin box
- 2[countable] a metal container with a lid used for keeping food in a cake/cookie tin Idioms
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very nervous She was like a cat on a hot tin roof before her driving test.
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