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Webster 1913 Edition


Latten

Lat′ten

,
Noun.
[OE.
latoun
,
laton
, OF.
laton
, F.
laiton
, prob. fr. OF.
late
lath, F.
latte
; – because made in thin plates; cf. It.
latta
a sheet of tinned iron, tin plate. F.
latte
is of German origin. See
Lath
a thin board.]
1.
A kind of brass hammered into thin sheets, formerly much used for making church utensils, as candlesticks, crosses, etc.; – called also
latten brass
.
He had a cross of
latoun
full of stones.
Chaucer.
2.
Sheet tin; iron plate, covered with tin; also, any metal in thin sheets;
as, gold
latten
.
Black latten
,
brass in milled sheets, composed of copper and zinc, used by braziers, and for drawing into wire.
Roll latten
,
latten polished on both sides ready for use.
Shaven latten
,
a thinner kind than black latten.
White latten
,
a mixture of brass and tin.

Webster 1828 Edition


Latten

LAT'TEN

,
Noun.
Iron plate covered with tin.

Definition 2021


Latten

Latten

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German

Noun

Latten

  1. plural of Latte

latten

latten

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English

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Noun

latten (countable and uncountable, plural lattens)

  1. (archaic or historical) An alloy of copper and tin, similar to bronze, with a sufficient portion of tin to make it a pewter-like color with yellowish tinge (rather than the brownish-gold color of bronze of higher copper content), once used in thin sheets and for domestic utensils and light-duty tools.
  2. Sheet tin; iron plate, covered with tin; also, any metal in thin sheets.
    gold latten

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Pronunciation

Noun

latten

  1. Plural form of lat

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