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3 definitions found
 for tinning
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tin \Tin\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tinned; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Tinning.]
     To cover with tin or tinned iron, or to overlay with tin
     foil.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tinning \Tin"ning\, n.
     1. The act, art, or process of covering or coating anything
        with melted tin, or with tin foil, as kitchen utensils,
        locks, and the like.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The covering or lining of tin thus put on.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tinning
      n 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 [syn: tinning,
         tin-plating]

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