Tinman definition

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A maker of tinware.
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A dealer in tinware.
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(genetics) A master gene in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, whose absence causes the fly to develop without a heart.
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Noun

Singular:
tinman
Plural:
tinmen

Origin of tinman

  • In allusion to the character Tin Man from the Land of Oz, who lacked a heart.

    From Wiktionary

  • tin +"Ž -man

    From Wiktionary