Meaning of tinware in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtɪnwɛː/


mass noun
  • Kitchen utensils or other articles made of tin or tinplate.

    ‘Silver cisterns date from the 1660s and soon after examples were also made in tinware lacquered and decorated in the prevailing oriental taste.’
    • ‘From the outset, the society not only collected works of art, but also the objects of everyday life - textiles, furniture, silver, religious objects, ceramics, tinware, straw work, and the like.’
    • ‘Baskets of fruit or flowers, common motifs on stenciled bedcovers, had appeared in many of the decorative arts for a hundred years but were particularly popular on stenciled furniture and tinware in the early nineteenth century.’
    • ‘Walls and floors, desks, tables, chairs, boxes, tinware, window curtains, coverlets, tablecloths, and even clothing accessories were subject to the stenciler's stubby brush.’
    • ‘At its peak, Prattville included a regionally renowned cotton textile factory; tinware, sash and door, and carriage manufacturers; and merchant mills.’
    • ‘The Clarks moved to Boston in 1850, and Jonas Clark began to supply miner's supplies, hardware, tinware, and furniture to the newly opened California market.’
    • ‘By the end of the day all participants had one or two pieces of tinware or a basket of their own manufacture as well as a greater understanding of the craft than they had had eight hours earlier.’
    • ‘I wrapped my fingertip & watched an old man hawk cheap tinware from a pushcart across the street.’
    • ‘For once I was able to drive the car right up to the dumping point so I got a fit of conscience and pulled all the tinware out of the sack and walked it over to the metal pile.’
    • ‘For example almost all the tinware is packed, so there'll be no baking until we set up the next kitchen.’