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tin medal

tin medal  n.— «An unusually high number of American athletes did win the mythical tin medal for fourth place.» —“Medal Haul Leaves Americans Wanting More—Doesn’t It?” by John Markon Richmond Times-Dispatch (Va...

tin medal

tin medal  n.— «If it doesn’t win today’s game with Czechoslovakia, it will finish fourth. For that, there’s not even a tin medal.» —“Sour Whine Even Stains Bronze Bid” by Dave Anderson New York Times Feb. 22...

tin medal

tin medal  n.— «While some say fourth place is the worst place to be at the Olympics, don’t tell that to Upperton.…As new as Canada is to the women’s sled game—other countries have been at it for six, seven years—a “tin...

tin bender

tin bender  n.— «Mills was transferred in March 1943 to Norman, Okla., where she began training in sheet metal and welding. Her rate of pay was $96 a month. The Navy was training her to be an aviation metal smith, or “tin...

tin whisker

tin whisker  n.— «Tin whiskers were first reported in 1951. They are single crystals of tin filaments, usually having diameters of 0.5 to 5µm and lengths up to a few millimeters.» —by Mordechay Schlesinger Modern...

tin whisker

tin whisker  n.— «Tin whiskers, one-fortieth the diameter of a human hair, are causing intermittent performance problems in the Hughes AN/APG-63 radar used on the Air Force/McDonnell Douglas F-15 and could pose problems for other...