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Noun: tinning  ti-ning
  1. The application of a thin layer of soft solder to the ends of wires before soldering them
    "careful tinning of the ends of wires results in a better joint when you solder them"
  2. The application of a protective layer of tin
    - tin-plating
Verb: tin (tinned,tinning)  tin
  1. Plate with tin
  2. (cooking) preserve in a can or tin
    "tinned foods are not very tasty";
    - can, put up
  3. Prepare (a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface

Derived forms: tinnings

Type of: application, coating, covering, keep, plate, preserve

Encyclopedia: Tinning

Tin, Iran