- brass or a brasslike alloy hammered into thin sheets, formerly used for making church vessels
- any metal, esp. tin, in thin sheets
Origin: ME laton < OFr < Ar lātūn, copper
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- Brass or an alloy resembling brass, hammered thin and formerly used in the manufacture of church vessels.
- A thin sheet of metal, especially of tin.
Origin: Middle English laton, from Old French, from Arabic lātūn, probably from Old Turkic altun, gold; akin to Mongolian altan.