tain


tain

noun

  1. a thin tin plate.
  2. tin foil for the backs of mirrors.

noun

  1. tinfoil used in backing mirrors

n.“thin tin plate for mirrors, etc.,” 1858, from French tain “tinfoil,” an alteration of étain “tin,” from Latin stagnum, stannum “alloy of silver and lead,” later “tin” (see stannic).

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