Tain definition

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Tinfoil used as a backing for mirrors.
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A type of paper-thin tin plate.
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(obsolete) Thin tin plate.
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(obsolete) Tin foil for mirrors.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of tain

  • French alteration of étain tin from Late Latin stannum stannic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English tein, teyne; compare Icelandic teinn a twig.

    From Wiktionary