noun Date: 14th century a paper-thin metal sheeting usually of aluminum or tin-lead alloy

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  • tinfoil — late 15c., from TIN (Cf. tin) + FOIL (Cf. foil) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tinfoil — ► NOUN ▪ metal foil used for covering or wrapping food …   English terms dictionary

  • tinfoil — [tin′foil΄] n. 1. tin or an alloy of tin and lead in a very thin sheet or sheets, used in insulation, etc. 2. aluminum in a very thin sheet, used for wrapping food, etc …   English World dictionary

  • tinfoil — /tin foyl /, n. tin, or an alloy of tin and lead, in the form of a thin sheet, much used as a wrapping for drugs, foods, tobacco, etc. Also called, Brit., silver paper. [1425 75; late ME tynfoile. See TIN, FOIL2] * * *       thin sheet of… …   Universalium

  • tinfoil — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. tinfoil paper, aluminum foil, foil, lead foil, zinc foil, silver paper*, gold paper*; see also paper 5 …   English dictionary for students

  • tinfoil — [[t]tɪ̱nfɔɪl[/t]] also tin foil N UNCOUNT Tinfoil consists of shiny metal in the form of a thin sheet which is used for wrapping food. Syn: foil …   English dictionary

  • tinfoil — adj. made of tinfoil strong paper made of aluminum with a silver color used in the kitchen …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tinfoil — noun a) a thin, pliable sheet of tin or an alloy of tin and lead, used as a protective wrapping b) (as a misnomer) aluminium foil …   Wiktionary

  • tinfoil — 1. Tin rolled into extremely thin sheets. 2. A base metal foil used as a separating material, as between the cast and denture base material during flasking and curing procedures. * * * tin·foil (tinґfoil) ti …   Medical dictionary

  • tinfoil — tin|foil [ˈtınfɔıl] n [U] thin shiny metal that bends like paper and is used for covering food …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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