- brass or a brasslike alloy hammered into thin sheets, formerly used for making church vessels
- any metal, esp. tin, in thin sheets
Origin of lattenMiddle English laton ; from Old French ; from Arabic lātūn, copper
- 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 of lattenMiddle English laton, from Old French, from Arabic lātūn, probably from Old Turkic altun, gold; akin to Mongolian altan.
- (archaic or historical) An alloy of copper and tin, similar to bronze, with a sufficient portion of tin to make it a pewter-like color with yellowish tinge (rather than the brownish-gold color of bronze of higher copper content), once used in thin sheets and for domestic utensils and light-duty tools.
From Old French laton, of uncertain origin.