(n.) = tin ; solder. Ex: Printing types were cast in an alloy of lead, antimony, and tin called type-metal. Ex: The technique of attaching the watermark to the cover of the mould with solder rather than with wire, used in paper-making machines from about 1870, does not appear to have been much copied. ---- * soldar con estaño = tinplate. (v.) = tinplate. Ex: Radioactive isotopes of iron and lead are being used to work out a new technology in tinplating.