Webster 1913 Edition
laiton, prob. fr. OF.
latte; – because made in thin plates; cf. It.
lattaa sheet of tinned iron, tin plate. F.
latteis of German origin. See
Latha thin board.]
A kind of brass hammered into thin sheets, formerly much used for making church utensils, as candlesticks, crosses, etc.; – called also
He had a cross of
latounfull of stones.
Sheet tin; iron plate, covered with tin; also, any metal in thin sheets;
brass in milled sheets, composed of copper and zinc, used by braziers, and for drawing into wire.–
latten polished on both sides ready for use.–
a thinner kind than black latten.–
a mixture of brass and tin.
Webster 1828 Edition