tin foil

1. foil made of tin or an alloy of tin and lead
Syn: ↑tinfoil
Hypernyms: ↑foil
Substance Meronyms: ↑tin, ↑Sn, ↑atomic number 50
2. foil made of aluminum
Hypernyms: ↑foil
Substance Meronyms: ↑aluminum, ↑aluminium, ↑Al, ↑atomic number 13

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Tin foil — Tin Tin, n. [As. tin; akin to D. tin, G. zinn, OHG. zin, Icel. & Dan. tin, Sw. tenn; of unknown origin.] 1. (Chem.) An elementary substance found as an oxide in the mineral cassiterite, and reduced as a soft silvery white crystalline metal, with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tin|foil — «TIHN FOYL», noun, adjective. –n. Also, tin foil. 1. a very thin sheet of tin, or of an alloy of tin and lead, used as a wrapping for candy, tobacco, or similar articles. 2. tin hammered or rolled into a thin sheet and coated with mercury, used… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tin foil — Tinfoil or tin foil is a thin leaf made of tin. Actual tin foil has been superseded by cheaper and more durable aluminium foil, which is still sometimes mistakenly referred to as tin foil . History Foil made from a thin leaf of tin was… …   Wikipedia

  • tin foil — staniolis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis 0,007–0,13 mm storio alavo ar jo lydinių su Pb ir kitais metalais folija. atitikmenys: angl. metal paper; tin foil; tin leaf rus. станиоль …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • tin·foil — /ˈtınˌfojəl/ noun [noncount] : a thin sheet of shiny metal that is used especially for cooking or storing food Wrap the leftover food in tinfoil. a piece of tinfoil …   Useful english dictionary

  • tin foil — a thin sheet rolled from tin, used as a protective wrapping; also used as a separating material between the cast and denture base material during flasking and curing. Written also tinfoil …   Medical dictionary

  • tin foil — noun alternative spelling of tinfoil …   Wiktionary

  • tin foil — see tinfoil …   English dictionary

  • tin foil — strong paper made of aluminum with a silver color used in the kitchen …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Tin foil hat — A tin foil hat is a piece of headgear made from one or more sheets of tin foil, aluminium foil or similar material. People wear the hats in the belief that they act to shield the brain from such influences as electromagnetic fields, or against… …   Wikipedia

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