tin, noun

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Corrugated iron, used either for roofing, or for the walls of houses. Also attributive. See also blik-huis, zinc.
1897 R.S.S. Baden-Powell Matabele Campaign 10 (Pettman)Into Mafeking? Well, there’s a little tin (corrugated iron) house and a goods’ shed to form the station.
1991 Frontline May 5They see a person staying in a tin house, they take chances by taking for granted that the home is not well-protected traditionally.
Corrugated iron, used either for roofing, or for the walls of houses. Also attributive.

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