Part of speech: noun

Tin or alloy made into foil.

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Usage examples "tinfoil":

  1. They make marriage crowns; the frames of these are of conical shape with a half- moon at the top, made from strips of bamboo; they are covered with red paper picked out with yellow and green and with tinfoil, and are ornamented with borders of date- palm leaves. - "The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II", R. V. Russell.
  2. Some told me it was tinfoil; others supposed it to be rivetted with green tiles. - "Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah", Sir Richard Francis Burton.
  3. We then cut the tinfoil and wrapped it nicely around the soap and put it into the tin box. - "Twenty Years of Hus'ling", J. P. Johnston.