Definition of "tinman" [tin•man]

  • A maker of tinware. (noun)
  • A dealer in tinware. (noun)
  • A master gene in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, whose absence causes the fly to develop without a heart. (noun)

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Use "tinman" in a sentence
  • "Holds hands with HP, goes by the name of the 'tinman' ORACLE has had enough of selling storage software and wants to get into the hardware business."
  • ""tinman" if you are referring to the tax credits given to McKee, how can you criticize that move?"
  • "My daughter tells me that funding for research that uncovered the tinman gene came mostly from non-governments sources."